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Hot meals served during Medford school closures if teachers strike

The Medford School District late Monday released more details of its plans during a strike, should the district and the teachers union fail to reach agreement by Thursday. The details include hot meals for students and early release Wednesday for secondary students:

Hot meals: Students would still receive hot meals at four locations during the first three days of a strike, when schools will be closed.

Breakfast will be served from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Monday, Feb. 6, 7 and 10, at Jackson, Roosevelt and Wilson elementary schools and Central Medford High School, the district said on its website.

The hot meals will be available at no cost for children between the age of 1 and 18. Accompanying adults can purchase breakfast for $2 and lunch for $3.

Early release Wednesday: Schools will start late Wednesday, Feb. 5, as planned, but middle schools will release at 2 p.m. and high schools at 2:15 p.m. Bus schedules will be adjusted accordingly, the district said. Elementary schools will run their planned schedules through Wednesday.

If the strike does occur, all schools will be closed Thursday through Monday. They will reopen on half-day schedules with substitute teachers on Tuesday, Feb. 11.