MCPS to start meals, remote learning on Monday

Posted at 8:34 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 11:24:16-04

MISSOULA — Missoula County Public School Superintendent Rob Watson says the district will roll out both meals and lessons next week to Missoula students.

Watson told reporters at Friday afternoon press conference the district's staff has been preparing to continue with Governor Bullock's order to close schools as Missoula Schools finish their calendared "spring break" on Monday.

Teachers are set for remote learning. And Watson said the district has prepared more than 6,000 sandwiches to start, using four schools as meal distribution sites, as well as Beach Transportation drivers taking meals to bus stops.

"And they'll be making stops at the regular bus stops to distribute the food. We found that this would be better to get food to our community because those bus stops are in neighborhoods and closer to homes where kids could walk and pick up the food," said Watson.

Meals will be distributed free-of-charge to all children, 18 and younger, starting Monday from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. at these schools. Additionally, times have been set up for parents to retrieve their children's belongings. There's also resource information for parents.

MCPS has more information on their website.