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Copperas Cove ISD rethinking its approach to school lunches

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Posted at 2:49 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 15:49:32-04

COPPERAS COVE, TX — Going back to school involves more than just classes. Central Texas schools are also tackling how their students will receive meals during the ongoing COVID -19 pandemic.

Copperas Cove ISD is working hard and rethinking its approach to ensure every student learning on-campus and virtually gets the food they need.

Staff is taking a mixed-plan approach with some students eating in the classroom while others are in the cafeteria or receing grab-and-go meals to eat at home.

The district says each campus has a custom plan to follow health guidelines.

“The social distancing and how they wanted the kids to come through the line, if they wanted to eat in the classroom or if they wanted to eat in the cafeteria, we really customized it for each campus so that it would fit the needs of the school,” said Melissa Bryan, Director of Child Nutrition and Warehouse Services.

Patents can contact their campuses or the nutrition department for more information on their school's meal plan.

Students learning remotely can still pick up grab-and-go meals from their campuses. All students in the district can get breakfast for free.