Executive Order 2020-16 calls upon Michigan’s ISDs to coordinate community efforts to support child care needs for essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Berrien RESA, Lewis Cass ISD and Van Buren ISD are answering the call and have developed a plan in collaboration with Southwest Child Care Resources and United Way of Southwest Michigan, and in special partnership with the YMCA of Michiana.
Countryside Academy will be providing free breakfast and lunch to all students 18 years old and younger once a week. First Student and JA Food Service are working with Countryside to provide these meals. Meals will consist of 7 days of nonperishable, “grab and go meals” as supplies last.