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By Mark Hebert

Dodson Public School's "Mean Green Coyote Machine" starts student meal delivery



March 18, 2020

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The Dodson Public School's "Mean Green Coyote Machine" started delivering meals to school children on Wednesday.

Dodson Public Schools (DPS) have announced the "Mean Green Coyote Machine" will be dropping off free, emergency meals in Dodson for all children enrolled at Dodson and will include all children in those households during the mandatory school closures.

The "Mean Green Coyote Machine" - one of the newest vehicles to the DPS transportation felt - will be delivering meals in Dodson and regular route bus stops at noon.

"Once again, these meals will be for students and their siblings who live in one household registered in the Dodson Public School," a DPS press release states.

On Monday, DPS announced that their staff put into motion and implemented our plan for school closure," Superintendent Gary Wietz, DPS, said in a public statement. "The status of delivering educational services, delivering food and nutritional services, working with collective bargaining, and providing peace of mind to our hourly employees is in full force and fluent at present."

Weitz said the biggest priority of making specific individual contact with each individual family by phone to announce our plan and its impact on our educational family was completed by 2 p.m. on Monday. Parents were told the following:

*Educational services will be suspended for two weeks to allow the school and families to settle in and restructure their days into the "new normal." Communication on the specific delivery of educational services to elementary and secondary students will be completed before March 27.

*Students may return to pick up personal belongings between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 daily. Please enter at the main front entrance of the school.

*Please rely only on our Facebook posts and posts to our school website for factually accurate information relating to school items. Please do not rely on "second hand," "rumor," or "hearsay" information.

*Food and nutritional services will be provided by our transportation services as follows;

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two meals per student per day to their normal afternoon bus drop off at

their normal daily drop off times. If you have questions about times or delivery, please contact Tammy Voise, 383-4406 or your west route driver (Cathy).

"Please continue to check our Facebook and website posts for accurate information relating to school matters," Supt. Weitz concluded. "Please do not hesitate to call me on my personal cell (406-890-4423)with questions."


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