The Arkansas City Public School District has updated its 2017-18 calendar to provide instructional and support staff with a professional learning and development day.

Arkansas City Public School District logoRecently, the USD 470 Board of Education approved designating Feb. 28, 2018, as a no-school day for this purpose.

The professional development opportunity will focus on technology, creativity and finding the best tools to serve students.

“While we regret any inconvenience this calendar change may cause,” said USD 470 Superintendent Ron Ballard, “we believe this will be a truly beneficial experience for our staff and ultimately for our students.”

An updated 2017-18 calendar can be found at

This information was provided by USD 470 Public Relations Director Alisha Call.