“I want to thank the teachers for their efforts to contact students throughout this ordeal and the teachers who helped distribute food and packets,” said Hardy County Board of Education President Nancy Hahn.
The board met on Monday, May 4.
Board member Jerry Yates asked about the response to the work packets sent to students to help them continue their studies.
“The response has been huge,” Superintendent Sheena VanMeter said. “For example, there was only one not returned at Moorefield Middle School and it came today to the board office.”
Students were told, if they completed the packets, they would be given a grade higher than the last grade they received before school was closed.
Yates also asked about food distribution and whether food purchased by the school system was being used.
“We average about 1,100 meals countywide,” VanMeter said. “Churches in the area have delivered about 120 meals to the neediest. We’ve started using our own food. We’ve given some things to the Committee on Aging and E.A.C.H.E.S. (Head Start in Moorefield). Nothing will be wasted.”
VanMeter said strawberries will be available mid-May for students countywide. “We’ll get a specific amount and when they’re gone, they’re gone,” she said.