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Austin Public Schools plans to deliver meals during school closure

Jaclyn Harold
Created: March 15, 2020 11:32 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Governor Tim Walz's order to cancel schools didn't come as a surprise to many school districts, so most of them already had plans in place. 

Austin Public schools Superintendent David Krenz said for years they have been discussing things like e-learning alternatives and since they have the capabilities planning for this closure wasn't really difficult.  

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Krenz said he does recognize that even though the schools can offer the devices, every family may not have access to internet, so while meeting with other school administration on Sunday  Krenz said they discussed other options for those students.

A letter went out to parents explaining what they can expect in the weeks to come, and officials said food deliveries are included. 

"We're not only just looking at the education side, we're looking at how we can deliver lunches across the district. We're putting a plan in place where we will be providing lunches and breakfast for our students and families throughout the community," said Krenz. 

School will resume on Monday and Tuesday as normal, giving students an opportunity to pick up books and devices for their time off.


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