SPRING HILL - If you see your child's teacher handing you an order of chicken nuggets through the drive-through window of McDonald's this afternoon, don't be alarmed.
Explorer K8's third annual "McTeachers' Night" will be taking place today at the McDonald's near the intersection of Northcliffe and Mariner boulevards in Spring Hill in an effort to raise money for the school.
Explorer K8 administration said a portion of all food sales will be donated to the school, and administrators and teachers from all grades will be helping restaurant staff serve food and drinks.
In the past, the turnout has been successful, school administration said.
"There are usually teachers, office workers and administrators who volunteer their time," said Explorer K8 Bookkeeper Wendy Buscemi. "They do everything from the drive-through to the front counter. We have a good time, sweep the floors and greet people at the door."
Volunteer efforts like Wednesday's McDonald's fundraiser have become the norm with Hernando County Schools: There are nearly as many volunteers in the district this year as there are students.
According to information provided by the district, there are 20,438 volunteers to the district's 21,714 students.
"That's a lot in my mind," said media relations coordinator Roy Gordon.
The "McTeachers' Night" fundraiser will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., according to the school.