Meals being provided to students during Dora, Bakersfield closures

After advising parents and guardians students would remain out of the classroom until April 6, officials with the Dora R-III School District reached out Thursday with details on a plan for grab-and-go meals.

Both Dora and Bakersfield advised Wednesday they were amending their schedules in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Both districts are on spring break this week and had planned to return to the classroom on Monday. Bakersfield students will return on Tuesday, April 7.

In a latter to parents and guardians Thursday, Dora Superintendent Allen Woods says starting Monday, grab-and-go lunches and breakfast meals will be available at the school from 10:30 until 12:30.

On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the school will have two lunches and two breakfast meal packets available for pick-up at the cafeteria entrance. The meals are free to any school-age child 18 years and younger.

A survey has been placed on the school district’s Facebook page and on its website, Parents and guardians interested in obtaining the food packets for their children are asked to complete the survey, allowing for school officials to know how much food to prepare.

At Bakersfield, Superintendent Dr. Amy Britt posted on the school’s website next Tuesday and Thursday bus routes will run from noon until 2 p.m. to deliver meals at all stops.

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