GPS to offer sack lunches for children beginning March 23

Lunch from home.

With the action of the Oklahoma State Department of Education of cancelling all classes for public schools until April 6, Guthrie Public Schools will help feed children during the break.

“This action is unprecedented in my lifetime and speaks to the magnitude of what we have in front of us,” Guthrie Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson said of the cancelling of school due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Related article: Oklahoma closes all public schools until April 6

Beginning on March 23, sack lunches will be available for curbside pickup Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. in the parking lots of Central and Cotteral Elementary.

These lunches will be made available for anyone between the ages of one and 18 at no charge. It is not required that they be a student of Guthrie Public Schools.

“I’m very proud of our staff as we had already begun to put a plan in place last week for providing meals to our students in anticipation of this announcement,” Simpson said.

He added, “Several community members have already reached out asking about how they could assist. Hopefully, families will have time to make arrangements for their children and begin to practice social distancing. This will be an essential change for many including myself.”


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