ABILENE – The Abilene ISD’s “Park and Learn” initiative will kick off Monday, April 6, at five spots around the city. Buses will be in pre-determined locations from 9-11 a.m. each day of the week beginning Monday and until either the district shutdown or the school year ends. The exception to that will be Good Friday (April 10), which is a school holiday.

Here are the five locations where the buses will be parked:

  > Continental Villa Apartments (trailer park) off Arnold Blvd.
> Parking lot off Kirkwood St. between North 2nd and North 3rd
> Parking lot of old Wal-Mart on North Judge Ely Blvd.
> Parking lot of Southwest Park Baptist Church on South 20th and Matador
> Parking lot of North Park Baptist Church at Anson Ave. and Beech

In addition to those sites, students can also go to any of the parking lots around AISD campuses and use the AISD Visitor WiFi, which is free.

• AISD Chromebooks have all been issued, and we no longer have any Chromebooks to issue to students/families. If anyone has tech support questions, please call 794-AISD.

• The district’s meal service – which as of Friday had served 34,770 meals since March 17 – will not serve meals on Good Friday (April 10) because that is a school holiday. Since March 17, the district has handed out 10,171 breakfasts (5,844 in March and 4,327 in the first three days of April) and 24,599 lunches (15,834 in March and 8,765 in just the first three days of April).