Pitt County Board of Education holds emergency meeting on coronavirus

PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) - The Pitt County Board of Education is holding an emergency meeting to discuss the district's response to the coronavirus.

Monday will be a required workday for all staff in Pitt County Schools while Tuesday, March 17, 2020 through Thursday, March 19 will be optional workdays for teachers and teacher assistants.

To prepare for this unexpected school closure, staff has been working to create extended learning packets for students. Online versions will be available on the PCS website by Tuesday, March 17. Distribution of paper learning packets will be available at school feeding sites for those who may not have online access at home.

Here's other information about what PCS will be doing during the school closure.

Pitt County Schools will continue to feed the children of Pitt County similar to their summer feeding program. At no charge, they will provide meals at identified PCS sites beginning on Monday, March 16 and extending through our current closure period- March 30. The USDA and the NC Department of Public Instruction have worked to provide waivers and approve applications to make this possible for a non-congregant serving style (Grab and Go).

Monday, March 16:
Meal: Lunch only
Time: 11am-1pm
Delivery Style: Grab and Go- Follow instructions on site
Pick-Up Sites: 34 of 38 Pitt County Schools Cafeteria Sites will serve ANY Pitt County child age 1-18 and any student enrolled in Pitt County Schools.
Important Note to Families: Please travel to any school that is most convenient for you and your family. The only schools that are not serving sites are Ridgewood, Hope, Innovation Early College and Pitt County Early College. Students at these schools can travel to other sites to be served.

Tuesday, March 17-Monday, March 30
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Times: Breakfast- 8am-9am, Lunch- 11am-1pm
Delivery Style: Grab and Go- Follow instructions on site
Pick-Up Sites: 34 of 38 Pitt County Schools Cafeteria Sites will serve ANY Pitt County child age 1-18 and any student enrolled in Pitt County Schools.
Important Note to Families: Please travel to any school that is most convenient for you and your family. The only schools that are not serving sites are Ridgewood, Hope, Innovation Early College and Pitt County Early College. Students at these schools can travel to other sites to be served.

PCS is currently considering the logistics and needs of meal deliveries to high-need areas. More information will be available at serving sites, on their website, social media outlets and through our PCS Information Hotline: 1-252-830-3500 for a daily,

Schools are continuing to be cleaned and sanitized by school custodians and staff members, following pandemic influenza protocols. Facility Services may expand the cleaning and disinfecting of schools based on the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Health and Human Services’ recommendations.