Kymberli Wregglesworth, Onaway, MI

April 14, 2020 |
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We are asking rural communities to share how COVID-19 is impacting them and how teachers and teacher-leaders are adapting in the face of nationwide school closures. Read below for a perspective from Kymberli Wregglesworth of Onaway, MI (Onaway Area Community Schools). You can share yours here: http://buff.ly/3d7hWUe

"Our school started planning for meals as soon as we found out we would be closed. Food was paramount to teaching and learning, as we realize that food insecurity is a real issue in our community and school is that safe place where kids are warm, fed, and loved. Our administrators, kitchen staff, teachers, and support staff have been working together to bag up breakfast and lunch for multiple days, then have also been delivering it to homes throughout our over 400-square-mike district. We are currently planning what we will do regarding distance learning - the Michigan Department of Education policies forbid credit for seat time during a mandatory closure, so hopefully we can work to get our state legislature to change the rules for this year."

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