Moore County Schools closed but will serve free student meals

LOCAL NEWS — Based in part of the recommendation from Governor Bill Lee on Monday morning, Director of Schools Chad Moorehead announced that all Moore County school will close beginning Tuesday, March 17 and remain closed through Tuesday, March 31.

“At that point, the situation will be assessed to determine the need for further closure,” the school system announced Monday around 10:30 a.m.

During the closure, all Moore County campuses will be closed to all groups. This includes all sporting events and sports practice.

However, the system will provide free breakfast and lunch to any child aged 0-18. Food will be distributed at Lynchburg Elementary at the pick up and drop off door. Staff will serve breakfast from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. According to school officials, the student must be present to pick up food.

“You do not have to be a student in Moore County to participate,” the school system said. •

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