Last week, following the governor’s mandate, the Morris School District served 270 meals to those 19 and under, and provided child care for 11 students. On Monday, Superintendent Troy Ferguson reported the program has been growing.
“Our first day back after the two-day break we served 540 meals — so it doubled — and we had 19 children in our child care program,” said Ferguson. “We suspect that those numbers will continue to increase as we progress through this process.”
Students need to live in the District to be eligible for the services, but they do not have to be current Morris Schools students. The state is paying for the program’s first two weeks of services, which ends this Friday. Ferguson did not know what the funding details will be after that point.