Batesville Schools Superintendent talks food delivery, 2020 graduation plans

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White River Now’s Gary Bridgman recently visited with Dr. Michael Hester (pictured above in a file photo), the superintendent for the Batesville School District, about 2020 graduation possibilities and the district’s meal delivery efforts during the coronavirus situation.

“Education was given literally hours to make adjustments. Not days, not months. Hours to make adjustments for tens of thousands of arrangements,” Dr. Hester told Gary B. “And our people have rallied and have delivered. And we are literally delivering over 1,000 meals a day. This week, we have ranged anywhere from 1,383 meals a day to 1,927 meals a day. And that is putting it on your back, and taking care of your community.”

The superintendent also addressed the 2020 graduation.

“What we’re going to do is our high school administration counselors will be in touch with the Class of 2020 and their parents, and if we have to make some sort of special arrangement, we will. If they want to postpone it and keep the traditional ceremony, we can do that as well. We will just go by the will of the class of 2020; what they tell us is most important to them,” Dr. Hester said.

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