New Normal: No more classes likely this school year

Cassie Olson discusses programs and organizations with Boone Central parents and students who were picking up items at the school last week.
As many Nebraskans await further news on efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, area schools had their first opportunity to re-assess school closures that were instituted last week.
After recommendations from the Nebraska Department of Education and East Central District Health Department, Boone Central Schools is making plans to be closed through the end of the current school year.
Enrichment Learning Planned
Boone Central staff are providing enrichment learning opportunities for students starting this week. These completed activities can be dropped off and picked up each Wednesday starting today, March 25, at each building level office. Middle school students can drop off and pick up the weekly materials at either Albion or Petersburg. The offices are open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Student Meals Offered
On Monday, March 23, Boone Central began offering a “grab and go” meals program for all children ages one through 18. For now, this program is only offered for the five-day period of March 23-27, but it could be extended.
Kitchen staff will be preparing the food. At this time, all meals will be provided free of charge. Both breakfast and lunch items will be included in each meal.
Meals can be ordered from the Boone Central website, via email, or by calling the school at 402-395-2134, extension 112. Delivery of meals will be available if needed.
The online form must be submitted by 9:30 a.m., either on a daily basis, or for the entire week of March 23-27.
Meals can be picked up at the Boone Central High School main entrance from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or at the Middle School in Petersburg, kitchen door entrance, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
More details in the March 25 Albion News print and e-editions.