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Old 03-14-2020, 03:50 PM
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The district I work in (14,000 students preK-12) is opening 4 schools for meal pick up a couple hours each day.

The district I live in (800 students preK-12) is passing around a google sign up and will bring the meals to the student.

What are your closed districts doing?

My entire state is out for two weeks, FWIW.


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Old 03-14-2020, 04:01 PM
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Students can either get meals at the school or meet the bus at their bus stop and pick them up there.
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Old 03-14-2020, 04:09 PM
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So I have no idea what the schools are doing. But I wanted to share that a couple of restaurants in our area are offering free meals for kids. You can eat tham at the restaurant or take them to go.
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Old 03-14-2020, 04:09 PM
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One school is open for a pick up and bus stops will have drop offs every day. We are a smaller district. One high school
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Old 03-14-2020, 04:19 PM
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The district I retired from is opening meal pick school sites and each day families wanting meals can drive up and pick up lunch for that day and breakfast for the following morning. The children that the food is intended for must be present at meal pick up.


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Old 03-14-2020, 04:39 PM
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My district is offering free grab and go breakfast and lunch at two of our four elementary sites (very small district, all of the schools are close to each other). You don't have to prove your child goes to our district to get the meal, they just have to be present (in the car is fine). From what I've seen most other districts around here have similar policies.
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Old 03-14-2020, 04:41 PM
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Meals are being offered for pick-up at at least two schools in the district for an hour each day (breakfast is included for the next day). Apparently (I just looked), we have well over 20,000 students. Our district is really varied with income levels- we have millionaires in the district and we have those below the poverty level.
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Old 03-14-2020, 05:34 PM
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We have about 8 schools open for meal pick-up. I'm so glad that they are providing something!
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Old 03-14-2020, 06:07 PM
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Both the districts I live in and work in are offering sites that people can pick up meals.
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Old 03-14-2020, 06:33 PM
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I haven't heard of ours doing anything. How will they do that if they're trying not to expose anyone?


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Old 03-14-2020, 09:07 PM
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I'm retired, but the district I worked for will be closed until April 6. In the mean time they will provide breakfast and lunch to any child between ages of 1 to 18. The child receiving food must be present when the food is served. This service will take place in front of the school or in the school's front office.
They will also distribute packaged food items in a paper bag, as a grab-a-bag-and-go service.

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How will they do that if they're trying not to expose anyone?
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Old 03-14-2020, 09:52 PM
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We have two schools open for pickup and seven satellite locations (churches) throughout the county where pickups are available.
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Old 03-15-2020, 02:33 AM
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My home district is doing the same.
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Old 03-15-2020, 03:30 AM
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Schools are starting to close here in Maine. Even before we had the first confirmed case, my district was making plans. We will have one school open (we are a rural school district with a total of 6 schools) for kids who need the meals.
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Old 03-15-2020, 04:46 AM
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We are out for two weeks as of now, one is spring break.

My school is Title I (my school is 100% free lunch) and we have many similar schools in our large district.
I have not heard anything about meals and it’s concerning. Many of my students only get consistent meals at school.
In the summer food service continues.

It’s a double edged sword- yes we want to stop spread of COVID. However, children going hungry is a completely different issue that should be avoided if it’s possible to distribute meals safely.

Many restaurants in my city are offering a free meal daily for kids.

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Old 03-15-2020, 04:56 AM
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I am very pleased to see on social media that in the city I work in two local restaurants and one grocery store are offering free bag lunches for kids, no purchase necessary and no questions asked.

As far as limiting exposure, my town and my district both are offering bagged meals that are picked up during specific times each day, two hours at the most. Even before school was out, items were double bagged.

My work district's school board acknowledged that even with schools closed, our students will not stay home, that at the very least kids will be going to parks, churches, the mall and places like boys and girls club. So the district and community are working to limit exposure as best they can.
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Old 03-15-2020, 12:28 PM
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Our schools are also closed for two weeks and are opening for a couple of hours each day for students and families to pick up meals.

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