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East Helena Schools prepares for COVID-19

Online classes and lunch deliveries are goals.
Posted at 3:55 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 19:39:28-04

East Helena Public Schools are taking precautions for the coronavirus.

If the virus reaches the community, they have discussed plans to potentially close down schools and transition resources for their students.

One resource being school lunches.

The Superintendent says they're researching ideas on delivering school lunches to the students. As far as class learning, the Superintendent is advising all teachers to be aware of online resources in case classes transition online.

Not all students have internet at home, so the district is looking into ways to teach students that may not have access to WIFI.

“We have their best interest at heart, every minute of every day. We will take good care of them. We want them to be healthy, and we want them to be safe, and we want to help them learn,” says Ron Whitmoyer, the Superintendent of East Helena Public Schools.

In addition to teachers, East Helena schools are also looking into having some employees work remotely, from home.