Schools adjusting to shutdown

Meals being served; plans for students to learn continuing

With the current COVID-19 pandemic looming and social distancing guidelines in place, the Escambia County (Ala.) School System will continue to provide free meals at three locations three days a week as Superintendent John Knott works with department heads, principals and others to finalize the details of how educational opportunities outside school will happen though the end of this school year.

Knott said that after Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Alabama State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey announced that students would not return to classrooms for the rest of this school year, Knott and othe...