Recommendations for PreK-12 Arts Education as Mississippi Schools Reopen

The Mississippi Department of Education has developed Recommendations for PreK-12th Grade Arts Education as Mississippi Schools Reopen 2020-2021, in conjunction with a group of educators and state arts association leaders.

This document provides practical guidance for PreK-12 schools as administrators and arts educators seek to provide meaningful arts instruction for students of all ages and grade levels during the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposed recommendations outlined in this document represent a workable program that balances student health and safety with innovative and reimagined approaches to the courses and activities so important to students, parents, and schools across the state.

By maintaining access to safe and meaningful arts experiences, arts educators will continue to support the artistic, academic, social emotional development of students, schools, and communities across Mississippi.

 The document can be found on the Mississippi Department of Education’s Arts: Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts page (

 Questions regarding this document may be addressed to Limeul Eubanks,