Fayetteville Public Schools move to online learning Monday, UA closed due to winter weather

Vehicles drive along North College Avenue over a thin sheet of ice shortly before 7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2022. (Flyer Photo/Todd Gill)

Some unexpected winter precipitation led to an AMI learning day for students in Fayetteville Public Schools on Monday.

School officials announced that the District will shift to online learning due to slick road conditions.

From the announcement:

We have made the decision to transition all Fayetteville Public Schools from in-person to online learning on Monday, January 30, due to inclement weather. Monday will be considered Alternative Method of Instruction (AMI) day. ]

The University of Arkansas announced a closure Monday morning as well.

Due to inclement weather, the U of A will be closed Monday, Jan 30. IT Services, Blackboard Help, University Recreation, Dining, the Arkansas Union, and Mullins Library will operate with reduced hours. Razorback Transit and SafeRide will also not be in operation today. For more information and hours of operation of certain on-campus services.

More winter weather is in the forecast for early in the week. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. on Wednesday, with sleet and freezing drizzle expected. Up to a half inch of sleet and up to one-tenth of an inch of ice is expected, according to the National Weather Service out of Tulsa.

Here are some other local schools that have announced closures or alternative method of instruction (AMI) days on Monday.

Area School Closures – Monday, Jan. 30

Fayetteville Public Schools (AMI Day)
University of Arkansas (Closed)
Bentonville Public Schools (Closed)
Prairie Grove Schools (Closed)
Springdale Schools (Closed)
The New School (Distance Learning)
West Fort Schools (Closed)
Siloam Springs Schools (AMI Day)
Huntsville Public Schools (AMI Day)
Haas Hall (AMI Day)
Greenlend Schools (AMI Day)
Farmington Schools (AMI Day)
Fayetteville Christian Schools (AMI Day)
Elkins Schools (AMI Day)
Fayetteville Creative School (Closed Monday)
Gentry Schools (AMI Day)
Gravette Schools (AMI Day)
Rogers Schools (Closed for scheduled staff development day)