Phoenix-Talent Schools collaborating with nonprofits to help support students after Almeda fire
The Phoenix-Talent school district has already resumed distance learning, amid the chaos and destruction the Almeda fire left in its wake. Superintendent Brent Barry says about 30 percent of families lost their homes, which equates to 700 students. The district is partnering with local nonprofits to help families in need. If students do not have a home or a place to go with internet, they can go to one of three socially-distanced hubs the district has set up in Ashland, Central Point and White City. We talk with Brent Barry about all of this and what he sees in the future for his community.
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