MISSOURI — The COVID-19 ripple effect goes far and wide. Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (D.E.S.E.)  is working with schools on the front lines to make sure they have all the resources they need.

D.E.S.E. Communications Director Mallory McGowin said they are also trying to break down any barriers that their schools may have as far as providing food for students, who traditionally get their meals from the schools.

McGowin said she is very inspired how Missouri schools are serving their children nutritiously while being isolated. As far as students doing homework from home, some school buses in Missouri are going out as wifi providers for students.

If students return to scho0l this year, advancement standard testing will be postponed until next year.

For more information on what the D.E.S.E. is doing you can log onto their website.