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On March 13 students and staff were released for KSD’s 2020 Spring Break. Shortly after, the announcement came that returning to school would be delayed, and ultimately the delay turned into an end to in-person classes for the rest of the school year. These announcements sent many staff members into immediate action developing plans to meet the needs of students while they were at home. In addition to continuing education, it also meant the need to continue finding ways to feed students.
With quick action, KSD staff members collaborated to begin meal services for pick up and delivery on March 16. From that day, through July 31, KSD served 82,000 meals to students of all ages.
We want to thank our partner in meal services, Southwest Foodservice Excellence for the amazing work in preparing plans and meals during this time. Thank you to Durham Transportation staff members for coordinating bus routes and jumping in to drive meals to families. Additionally, thank you to Jeff Morrison, Assistant Superintendent, and Dave Schwarzenbach, Activities Director, for spending countless hours coordinating the day-to-day operations and communicating with families to get them registered. Thank you to the many staff members who stepped in to the role of distributing meals whether through the pick up lines or bus services. Thank you to the KSD community for the support received throughout the process.
CONTINUING THE SERVICE
Last week, KSD announced that free meal services will continue to all students ages 1-18 in the KSD boundaries. Meals are available for pick up for those not attending school in person from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Kearney Elementary. For more information on the meal service program, please read this message.
To read more about Kearney School District's plans for the 2020-2021 school year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please see our webpage dedicated to this information. Elementary Level Schools (K-5) will begin in person daily. Secondary Level Schools (Grades 6-12) will begin on a hybrid schedule with A Days (Last Names A-K) and B Days (Last Names L-Z). To see more details on the hybrid schedule, follow the link.