Overholt keeps count as Joseph Cline and Shirley Jefferson prepare to hand sack
lunches and breakfasts to five students in the car line at Malabar Intermediate
School on Wednesday. Cline is a security specialist at Woodland Elementary
School. Mrs. Jefferson was approved by the board of education Tuesday to serve
as a floating dean of students among the elementary buildings.
Mansfield City Schools began distributing nutritionally balanced sack lunches and next day’s breakfasts to students from 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, an effort that will continue each weekday as long as schools are closed because of the coronavirus threat.
teachers and support staff handed the bagged meals to students in car lines at
Mansfield Senior High and Malabar Intermediate School. Children in preschool
through sixth grade were served at Malabar, students in grades seven through 12
at Senior High.
school lunch regulations, students must be present to receive a meal. However,
parents who have students enrolled at more than one site may pick up meals for
all of them at either site if they have completed a district survey.
asks the names of students, how many days a week they will participate in the
sack meals distribution and any food allergies or dietary needs. The survey is
accessible online at the top of the tygerpride.com home page. Paper copies were
sent home with students Monday and are available at the Malabar and Senior High
No meals can
be provided to anyone over 18, again per federal regulations.
was the first day of the food distribution. Superintendent Stan Jefferson said
the results each day this week will be monitored to determine if any
adjustments might be made.