Sixth- through eighth-grade students will pick up their meals in the cafeteria and return to class where they will eat. For Marietta High School, Rivera said the system is working to set up a second cafeteria to serve as a place where students can get their meals while social distancing.
Rivera said the employees will work through the end of the first semester. He said he's grateful for the grant because it allows the system to hire more people without affecting its budget. He also said the school system is giving back to the community by helping people who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic.
"It's the perfect scenario to keep people working, keep food on the table and for us to focus on safety and allow our children to be safe," he said. "They may need us for employment, and we desperately need them for safety."
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