Brooklyn Center Community Schools Switch to Distance Learning
The Brooklyn Center School District transitioned to distance learning because of significant staff and student absences. Elementary students made the switch on Wednesday.
The district also launched a food distribution program to help students during online learning. Parents were able to get food at Brooklyn Center Elementary STEAM school on Wednesday morning.
“We have your first daily meal bag of distance learning, and that includes a hamburger, fruits, and vegetables, little extra treats, and cereal,” said district nutrition manager Stacey Cain.
The program is needed because 77 to 80 percent of students are on free or reduced lunch in the Brooklyn Center School District. Officials say many students would miss meals during distance learning and this is a way to ensure they are getting the nutrition they need.
“It’s very important to the students in our district. Anybody with a student zero to 18 can get a meal bag,” said Cain. “We do have buses that are going out to heavily populated areas where our students are located.”
The program will run through Jan. 27. Food distribution is from 11 a.m. to 1 pm. at Brooklyn Center High School and Brooklyn Center Elementary School. In addition, buses will be used to distribute food. For bus stop locations, click here.
Students are expected to return to the classroom on Jan. 31.