Team members,  stakeholders, and partners,

As a result of the current national and state directives and recommendations, Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative (ARESC) will temporarily close its physical sites through May 4, 2020.  Our teachers will continue to teach and support students and parents.  Our professional development specialists will continue to support teachers and provide trainings as requested.  Our business office operations will still function.  Our home-based educators will still support families and children.  We will be working remotely using innovative technologies and communication tools to connect with you during this time.  We are doing everything we can to support our students, schools, families, and communities.

All ARESC staff will continue to receive pay and support during these periods of remote work flow.  Our leadership is continuing to assess operational continuity and extended learning plans during this national health emergency. We believe these actions are responsible, focus on people, and reflect ARESC values. 

ARESC was founded in 1985 and has had seasons of prosperity and seasons of struggle.  Our financial strength, commitment, experience of our teams, flexibility, and spirit of innovation will serve us well during these uncertain times. We will continue to monitor the guidelines provided by the U.S. government and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and will communicate further updates if needed.

From our ARESC family to yours, we hope you stay connected, stay safe, keep reading and learning, and find blessings around you...no matter the situation. 

 - Cathi Swan, Director

At the River


-Drawing by Ashley Baker

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Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative 

912 West 6th Avenue    Pine Bluff, AR 71601