Pending legislation could change the situation in a moment’s notice, but school districts are still making plans to provide for their students in the event of a walkout.
Many schools are either sending food home with students, making plans to bus students to and from their cafeterias for lunch or making arrangements with other community organizations to keep students from going hungry.
At Dickson High School, students bagged donated nonperishable food to send home with those who need it, despite the legislative limbo. Later that same day, Dickson Public Schools switched course, announcing they would no longer participate in the walkout, citing HB 1010’s passage as the reason. The school was also prepared to bus students to the school for lunch during a closure.
“With pending legislation we’re kind of at a standstill,” Dickson High School counselor Jamea Gilbert said. “But we wanted to make sure that the kids had enough food to eat.”
Madill Public Schools has decided not to participate as well. The district made plans to bus students to the school for lunch and back home upon request, as roughly 70 percent of Madill students are on free and reduced lunch.
“If there is someone who needs help getting here for lunch, we will make
arrangements,” Madill Public Schools Superintendent Larry Case said.  
If Healdton Public Schools participate, First Christian Church in Healdton will be providing breakfast and lunch to Healdton students throughout the walkout, but transportation won’t be provided. Breakfast will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. and lunch will be held from noon to 1 p.m. The church is located at 6th Street and Franklin Street.
The service is for students only, and they will need to be picked up after the meal is served.

The Food & Resource Center of South Central Oklahoma in Ardmore will be providing food for families with school-age children during the walkout as well. Families will need to verify their children’s ages with some form of identification or school ID to receive help. The center is looking for volunteers. To volunteer or ask questions, call  the center at 580-798-2293.