School district delivers lesson on giving during COVID-19

School district delivers lesson on giving during COVID-19
Jonesboro Public Schools and the Northeast Arkansas Career and Technical Center donated their extra medical and cleaning supplies to St. Bernards Medical Center. (Source: Jonesboro Public Schools via Facebook)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - As COVID-19 continues to spread, a northeast Arkansas school district is teaching its students a powerful lesson in giving back to the community.

Jonesboro Public Schools’ Northeast Arkansas Career and Technical Center donated its extra medical and cleaning supplies to St. Bernards Medical Center.

Jonesboro Public Schools and the Northeast Arkansas Career and Technical Center donated their extra medical and cleaning supplies to St. Bernards Medical Center.
Jonesboro Public Schools and the Northeast Arkansas Career and Technical Center donated their extra medical and cleaning supplies to St. Bernards Medical Center. (Source: Jonesboro Public Schools via Facebook)

The supplies, which include sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, masks, gowns, goggles, and gloves, are typically used in JPS’s science and biomedical classes.

Jonesboro Public Schools and the Northeast Arkansas Career and Technical Center donated their extra medical and cleaning supplies to St. Bernards Medical Center.
Jonesboro Public Schools and the Northeast Arkansas Career and Technical Center donated their extra medical and cleaning supplies to St. Bernards Medical Center. (Source: Jonesboro Public Schools via Facebook)

But, with school dismissed through at least April 17, the district decided they would be put to better use at the hospital.

Jonesboro Public Schools and the Northeast Arkansas Career and Technical Center donated their extra medical and cleaning supplies to St. Bernards Medical Center.
Jonesboro Public Schools and the Northeast Arkansas Career and Technical Center donated their extra medical and cleaning supplies to St. Bernards Medical Center. (Source: Jonesboro Public Schools via Facebook)

The district encouraged other schools and businesses to consider donating whatever supplies they have on hand.

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Posted by Jonesboro Public Schools on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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