Additional school districts announce extension of closures due to COVID-19

Schools Closed COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Several more area school districts have announced the extension of their closures due to Coronavirus concerns.

Cainsville R-1 now plans to be closed through April 30th and resume classes on May 1st. Learning opportunities will continue to be offered to students through packets.

The Cainsville School District will start serving lunches for everyone younger than 18 years old beginning Monday. The meals will be served Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through April 29th. Extra lunches will be sent home Monday and Wednesday. Anyone interested in picking up a lunch or need it delivered should call the Cainsville School District from 9 to 10 o’clock in the morning at 893-5213.

Brookfield R-3 has extended its closure through April 30th. The district will continue to offer free grab and go curbside meal service to all Brookfield School District students ages zero to 19 at the elementary cafeteria entryway Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9 to 11 o’clock. Each day meals are served, meals will also be handed out for the next day. Buddy Backpacks will be provided on Fridays for Saturday and Sunday. Teachers will continue to provide academic support to students through electronic communication.

Chariton Valley will provide free public wifi at 103 Macon Street in Brookfield from 7 o’clock in the morning to 10 o’clock at night for students who do not have wifi access at home. Other resources are available on the school website

Marceline R-5 has extended its closure for an additional three weeks, and it anticipates classes resuming April 27th.   The situation is to be re-evaluated later, and a final decision on the return date for the Marceline School District will be made by April 23rd. Students will continue to be provided with educational resources. It is recommended students complete the material, but no grades will be taken. Students are encouraged to use their Chromebook for educational purposes only.