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Okmulgee Schools Taking Grab-and-Go on the Road

Posted at 5:39 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 19:59:49-04

OKMULGEE, Okla. — Green Country school districts are getting ready to offer grab-and-go meals, but one school district is taking the food right to the kids.

Okmulgee Schools Superintendent Renee Dove says she's fielded tons of questions from parents about school extending spring break, but many are about continuing to serve breakfast and lunch.

Rather than the traditional car line grab-and-go, though, Okmulgee Schools will be doing things a bit differently.

“Tuesday morning beginning at 6:30, our child nutrition workers will show up at the high school. We have nine of them that will be at the high school preparing those lunches, and will be preparing 1,200," Dove said.

Those lunches will then be loaded onto school buses, and taken on normal routes to each student in the morning.

"For each bus route we know approximately how many students will be in those vicinities, and even children who don’t ride buses will be fed,” Dove said.

Four buses will deliver all the meals, with three people on each bus - two workers and the driver. The workers will wear masks and gloves when they drop off the food, and will avoid contact with students. Parents are also asked to have their kids approach the buses in groups smaller than 10.

The buses will arrive at the school to pick up meals at 8:30, and shortly after parents will receive an e-note that the buses are on their way.

Starting March 24, buses will run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The week after that, buses will run Monday through Thursday.

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