Thornton Fractional Education Consortium releases joint statement

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Children 18 and younger may obtain meals from all locations, starting Monday, March 23

information provided by District 158

SOUTH COOK COUNTY, Ill. (March 22, 2020) – On Sunday, March 22, the seven member school districts of the Thornton Fractional Educational Consortium issued the following statement together:

Dear South Cook County Families,

Governor J.B. Pritzker has required all Illinois schools to remain closed through April 7, 2020, due to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). At times like this, it is more important than ever for us to come together and support the health and safety our students. Therefore, the seven member districts of the Thornton Fractional Educational Consortium would like to inform you that any of our children age of 18 or younger may obtain meals from all of our locations below starting Monday, March 23. It is our hope that this will provide flexibility and support for families during this crisis, including when some are on Spring Break.

The consortium’s statement included the locations of all member schools and the hours when meals will be available:

  • BURNHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    13945 S. Green Bay Ave, Burnham, IL 60633

    • Serving breakfast and lunch
    • Monday-Friday, 9:00am–12:00pm
    • Door 1
  • COOLIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    17845 Henry St, Lansing, IL 60438

    • Serving breakfast and lunch
    • Monday-Friday, 9:00am–11:00am
    • Door 4
  • HERITAGE MIDDLE SCHOOL
    19250 Burnham Ave, Lansing, IL 60438

    • Serving lunch
    • Monday/Wednesday/Thursday, 10:30am–12:30pm
    • Door 6
  • HOOVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    1260 Superior Ave, Calumet City, IL 60409

    • Serving breakfast and lunch
    • Monday-Friday, 9:00am–11:00am
    • Cafeteria
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    410 157th St, Calumet City, IL 60409

    • Serving breakfast and lunch
    • Monday-Friday, 9:00am–11:00am
    • Doors 1 and 2
  • TF NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
    755 Pulaski Rd, Calumet City, IL 60409

    • Serving lunch
    • Monday-Friday, 10:30am–12:30pm
    • Cafeteria Main Entrance
  • TF SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
    18500 Burnham Ave, Lansing, IL 60438

    • Serving lunch
    • Monday-Friday, 10:30am–12:30pm
    • Cafeteria Main Entrance
  • WENTWORTH JR. HIGH SCHOOL
    560 Superior Ave, Calumet City, IL 60409

    • Serving breakfast and lunch
    • Monday-Friday, 9:00am–1:00pm
    • Main Door
  • WILSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    560 Wentworth Ave, Calumet City, IL 60409

    • Serving breakfast and lunch
    • Monday-Friday, 9:00am–1:00pm
    • Main Door

“We wish all of our students and families well during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement concluded. “Please feel free to reach out to any of our offices with questions. Stay safe and healthy!”

  • Dr. Dwayne Evans, Superintendent, Hoover-Schrum School District 157
  • Dr. Hughes George, Superintendent, Sunnybrook School District 171
  • Mr. Stephen Geraci, Superintendent, Burnham School District 154.5
  • Dr. Teresa Lance, Superintendent, Thornton Fractional High School District 215
  • Dr. Nathan Schilling, Superintendent, Lansing School District 158
  • Dr. Creg Williams, Interim Superintendent, Lincoln Elementary School District 156
  • Dr. Joseph Zotto, Superintendent, Calumet City School District 155

1 COMMENT

  1. What type of PPE is being provided to the school staff risking infection while handing out food? I’m certain they all have N95 respirators and gloves and face shields and the areas on the floor where people are all standing are all marked to denote 6 foot distances to allow proper social distancing measures, and I’m certain no more then 10 people are ever in a room together correct? Seems unlawful if these guidelines and safety protocols aren’t strictly followed and could result in the deaths of our school workers. I happen to know these protocols are NOT being followed and I’m wondering what’s being done about it? Sounds like a LOT of potential law suits coming down the road.

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