By Ray King

Pine Bluff School District Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Owoh said Wednesday he wants parents and students to know that during this time, the district supports them.

Speaking on the morning show with Greg and Will, he was commenting on the storm that hit Pine Bluff on Sunday, knocking electricity out for thousands of homes.

“Meals will continue,” Owoh said. “We closed bus deliveries for a couple of days while we were dealing with outages we had at some of the schools who did not have power but yesterday (Tuesday) and today we started meals on the busses, at schools and at some of our church satellites.”

He also discussed AMI (Alternative Methods of Instruction) in light of power being off in a large portion of the city.

Owoh said the district has been working with other community organizations like Neighbor to Neighbor and is storing food for that group after they lost power at their facility.

On Monday, 10 buses equipped with WiFi technology hit the streets of Pine Bluff and will be stationed at various points so that students can access their lessons remotely.

He also said registration for the 2020-2021 school year, particularly for Pre-K is underway. For information, call the district at 870-543-4200.

Listen to Dr. Owoh’s entire interview in the audio player below: