On March 2nd the Juneau School District began communicating with parents about COVID-19. On March 6th, Superintendent Bridget Weiss formed task teams for key system areas. Ten days later, on March 16th, the school buildings were closed entirely to students. The change occurred at “warp speed,” led by teachers and staff dedicated to making sure all students across the borough who needed a hot breakfast and lunch got one.
“Due to Superintendent Weiss’s leadership and support, it was possible to continue serving breakfast and lunch meals without any interruption in service. Not only has she been supportive of the continued service, she has been instrumental in the coordination efforts, as well as expanding our services as needed. The Juneau School District, in collaboration with NANA Management Services and First Student, is now distributing meals at eight distribution sites with daily meal offerings Monday-Thursday, and weekend meal offerings on Fridays (Friday-Sunday). Additionally, home deliveries are being made for families who meet the criteria.”
Adrianne Schwartz, Food Services Supervisor, Energy Manager
Juneau School District