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Is this really fair to the kids?

Anonymous
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Seriously, is it fair to punish the kids for the parents mistake?

Recieved this from my kids school. My kids are in half day pre school so it doesnt affect them but still it seems unfair.

This is a note from our Director of Nutrition:

Just a reminder that students can no longer charge for a breakfast or lunch. A cheese sandwich will be served to those students who have charges or who do not have the funds to cover a meal.

Posted by Anonymous on May. 3, 2012 at 4:56 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 3, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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Its not fair or proper nutrition required for the program to offer.
butterflies798
by on May. 3, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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Yep that is how our school does it too. The kid still gets something to eat but I think you can charge up to $10 before you get restricted.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 3, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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Yes it is fair. If you are not paying for meals, your kid isn't going to be provided the meals. They are still being served FOOD. SOMEONE has to pay for the meals. Why should kids just keep getting it for free when they have parents who refuse to pay for it?

What is NOT fair is a mom and dad making their kid go to school with a NEGATIVE lunch balance.

butterflies798
by on May. 3, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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It isn't fair but perhaps their kids complaining about what they had for lunch will get these parents to pay. There really isn't any other option.

Quoting Anonymous:

Its not fair or proper nutrition required for the program to offer.


Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 3, 2012 at 5:00 PM
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they're making parents be responsible and keep on top of their kids lunch money.  those bastards!

couponluv72
by on May. 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM
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 they are not punishing the kids. they are still providing food. just not the more costly food in case the parent does not pay up.

agrisham13mom
by Silver Member on May. 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM
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My DS school gives the kids 5 ritz crackers and a small packet of peanut butter with a Dixie cup to get water from the fountain ugh... I told my DS if there is ever a time I forget to put money on his account and they won't let him have lunch he is to go to the office immediately and call me to bring him money or lunch..
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CrazyLife1996
by on May. 3, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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There is an option sometimes people forget to send money for a day. Doesn't mean that the parent wont take care of it the next day.


Quoting butterflies798:

It isn't fair but perhaps their kids complaining about what they had for lunch will get these parents to pay. There really isn't any other option.


Quoting Anonymous:

Its not fair or proper nutrition required for the program to offer.



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Tinkerbellmama
by Silver Member on May. 3, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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It's not fair to the child perse, but that falls on the parents' shoulders not the school's. The parents should be responsible and either send their kid with lunch or pay for it. If they can't afford either, then why haven't they applied for free/reduce rate breakfast and lunches?

robsgurl_23
by Gold Member on May. 3, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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at my kids school if the kids owe money for lunch they willonly get a peanutbutter and jelly sandwich, milk and fruit until you pay for what is owed. I think it is fair.

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