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CCSD Changes How to Pick Up Meals While Schools Are Closed



Interim superintendent Xernona Thomas.

Clarke County School District Officials are holding off on announcing a date for schools to reopen as they await further local, state and federal guidance about the coronavirus pandemic.

Last week, Gov. Brian Kemp ordered public K-12 schools to stay closed until at least Apr. 24. In the meantime, SAT and ACT testing dates have been postponed, Advanced Placement tests will move online, and Milestones standardized tests have been canceled pending a waiver from the federal government. The mid-spring break will take place as planned Apr. 10–13, with no assignments on those dates, according to communications manager Beth Moore. 

The district is also changing the way it’s distributing breakfast and lunch to thousands of students. Starting Thursday, Apr. 2, the pickup point at Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School will move to Chase Street Elementary, and new hours of 10 a.m. to noon will take effect. The district will also only provide meals twice a week—three days’ worth of meals on Mondays and two on Thursdays. That applies both to the Chase and Hilsman Middle pickup points and delivery buses.

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