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Shawnee Schools to begin delivering meals through bus routes March 23

Elisabeth Slay

Shawnee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. April Grace, during a special Board of Education meeting Wednesday, released more details pertaining to the meal delivery plan the district will have for those 18 and under during school closures due to COVID-19.

Grace said the district will begin delivering meals to those 18 and under on March 23 and will provide two meals daily.

"On Monday (March 23) beginning at 8:30 a.m., we will execute our feeding routes to ensure students receive two meals a day, as they do each day when our doors are open," Grace said. "We will run 16 route buses to deliver grab-and-go meals."

The meals, Grace said will be delivered to neighborhoods throughout the Shawnee community.

"Route plans will be posted on our website and pushed out via social media, blackboard and email. I will continue to update our parents and staff, as may be necessary," Grace said.

The superintendent explained if community members would like to ensure students 18 and under in their households receive meals they need to contact SPS at (405) 878-1028 and provide their name, address, contact number, the total number of people 18 and under and the total number of household members.

Grace explained the district will provide as much updated information regarding learning opportunities and student services as possible as it becomes available.

In the special meeting Grace was given authority to make decisions regarding issues the district may face related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Right now, all state schools are closed until April 6.

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