SUSD continuing meals during school closure

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SAFFORD – Safford Unified School District announced it is continuing its meals program for children under 18, following Monday’s announcement that schools are closed through the remainder of the school year.

“Starting March 30, we will deliver lunch each day, and in that lunch will be breakfast for the following morning,” said AJ Taylor, director of instructional services for the district. “We hope to help relieve the strain of so much travel for families. In addition, we will have three busses delivering these lunch/breakfast combos to three remote locations, where families can go to pick up meals.”

The locations are: Vista Linda to the north, Copper Canyon to the east and Thunderbird Mobile Home Estates to the south.

On Monday, Gov. Doug Ducey announced that the state’s public and charter schools would remain closed through the remainder the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also issued a stay-at-home executive order for non-essential workers.

To keep as much social distancing as possible, Taylor said the district is continuing instruction involving “new and innovative approaches using technology.”

“Many of our teachers will use two main technology resources to deliver instruction: Google Hangouts/Meets and Google Classroom. We have worked to provide great resources for both teachers and parents regarding these two platforms, along with others, on our Online Teaching and Learning website, which can be accessed at bit.ly/susdonline.  We have a special section on this page for parent resources,” Taylor said.

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