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Marietta schools hiring staff to help with student temperature checks

Marietta City Schools has received a grant from WorkSource Cobb to hire 50 people who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. These full-time workers will help take the temperatures of children before they board the school bus and deliver meals to students.
Marietta City Schools has received a grant from WorkSource Cobb to hire 50 people who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. These full-time workers will help take the temperatures of children before they board the school bus and deliver meals to students.

Credit: Marietta City Schools

Credit: Marietta City Schools

The Marietta City School System hopes to hire 50 people to help streamline certain district operations during the pandemic.

The system has received a grant from WorkSource Cobb to hire people who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. These full-time workers will help take the temperatures of children before they board the school bus or enter the building, said Superintendent Dr. Grant Rivera.

The pay is $12 an hour, and the work schedule will be from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the school district said. Residents can apply for the positions on the system's website.

Once they are done with the morning bus routes, Rivera also said the workers will help deliver meals to students throughout the day. To help with social distancing, Marietta’s kindergarten through fifth-grade students will have their meals brought to them in their classrooms, the superintendent said.

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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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