USD 234 revises meal schedule

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

USD 234 officials have made a change in the meal distribution schedule this week.

“As we maintain our continued commitment to the safety of our kids, staff and community, we will be doing Thursday and Friday’s distribution on one day — Thursday, March 26,” according to district information released Wednesday. “Kids will receive a total of four meals on Thursday. Distribution spots will remain the same.”

Buses will stop at the following locations and times:

Route A — St. Mary’s, 10 a.m., Eighth and Burke streets, 10:15 a.m., Fourth and Couch streets, 10:30 a.m., Fifth and Judson streets, 10:45 a.m., Wall and Judson streets, 11 a.m.

Route B — Eighth and Wilson streets, 10 a.m., Fifth and Wilson streets, 10:15 a.m., Second and Andrick streets, 10:30 a.m., First and Cameron streets, 10:45 a.m., Pine and Caldwell streets, 11 a.m.

Route C — Emmert and Beech streets, 10 a.m., Church of Christ, 1900 Margrave St., 10:15 a.m., 15th and Ransom streets, 10:30 a.m., 17th and Crawford streets, 10:45 a.m., Community Christian Church, 19th and Huntington streets, 11 a.m.

Route D — Devon Fire Station, 10:05 a.m., Fulton Community Center, 10:30 a.m., Hammond Community Center, 10:45 a.m.

Route E — Indian Road and 187th Terr., Fort Scott Municipal Airport, 10 a.m., Faith Church, U.S. Highway 69 and Deer Road, 10:25 a.m., Jayhawk Road and 240th St., 10:50 a.m.

Meals can also be picked up by drive-through from 10 to 11 a.m. at Fort Scott High School, Ninth Street, Fort Scott Middle School, east side, Eugene Ware School, Fourth Street, and Winfield Scott School, east side. For pick ups, residents are asked to remain in their vehicles and maintain social distancing recommendations of six feet between individuals.

Buses will be at each in-town location for 10 minutes and then move to the next location. Bus drivers on Routes D and E will distribute meals at each stop and keep moving.

Drop-off includes breakfast and lunch. Youth with dietary restrictions should notify the bus attendant. Child must be present to receive meals.

The following are frequently asked questions regarding the district’s food service, as well as responses from the district:

• Do I need to bring my kids with me?

“Yes. According to federal and state regulations, we must be able to visually see the child.”

• Do I have to go to the school my child attends?

“No. These are distribution points and are not in connection to the school your child attends.”

• I have kids attending at each of the schools. Do I need to go to each school?

“No. Pick up where it is most convenient for you.”

• Can I pick up a meal to take home to my child?

“No. We must be able to visibly see the child.”

• What ages can be served?

“We can serve ages 1-18.”

• Do I need to call ahead?


• Does a parent have to be present?

“No. Kids can pick up the meals if you, as a parent, feel comfortable letting them.”

• How do I pick up my children’s meals using the food service route (bus route?)

“The meals will be distributed from the back of the bus by USD 234 staff. Please form a line practicing social distancing starting at the back of the bus.”

• Are foods going to be delivered to my door?

“No. The safety of our kids and our staff is the highest priority. We do not have the resources nor the capaiblity to deliver to each household.”

• How do I pick up at the school pick up points?

“We will be running these like a drive-through line. Please pull into the line. Please remain in the car for all our safety.”

• Do I have to qualify for free or reduced meals with the school?

“No. Any child 1-18 can participate.”

• Will there be meals distributed Friday, March 27?

“No. These meals will be delivered Thursday, March 26. You will receive four meals on Thursday.”