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No Lunch/No Recess...is that legal and can they do that!?


 

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Question: Has your child's school ever taken away lunch from them?

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Yes and I'm ok with this

Yes and I wasn't ok with it

No they're just bluffing.

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My 5th grader returned home from school highly concerned about something and I can't sleep over this as well. He was told that due to misbehavior in assembly that his ENTIRE fifth grade class will not be given lunch or recess.

I thought at first he was trying to get out of going to school, but then he said he wanted to go to school but hated to be hungry. I'm diabetic and I watch him carefully. He shows some signs of hypoglycemia here and there and I'm very concerned.

Do you think they're bullshitting him? Is this legal? Should I call the school tomorrow morning? I told my son I'd send him anyway but that if he was denied food to demand to call home.

Your thoughts please?

by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 2:47 AM
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ElizabethGracie
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 2:57 AM

I used to substitute when I was in college and we did take away recess sometimes,but never lunch. They always ate lunch in the cafeteria and then would go outside.If we took away recess,we just went straight back to the classroom after lunch.

raczac
by Bronze Member on Dec. 7, 2012 at 3:01 AM
This

Quoting acrogodess:

If they did that I'd report them to the state as the school is provided lunch for the students for the purposed of being fed DAILY. I'd also report them to the media and I'd be gathering signatures from other parents to file a civil suit against the school.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Dec. 7, 2012 at 3:01 AM

Hell no, maybe recess but not lunch. That's totally illegal. Even if they are BSing, that's mean. Why would you threaten to take a childs lunch away? I would be up there the next day asking for some answers. 

divinedimension
by Not Miss Cleo on Dec. 7, 2012 at 3:02 AM

He said they keep talking during assembly and that they have been warned a good bit.

Quoting DarlaHood:

They have to allow them to eat, but they do not have to give them a normal lunch period with recess.  They could keep them in, but let them eat their lunches and take restroom break if needed.

It's not really a brilliant idea to take away their time to run and expend some energy, but I don't know what the kids did.


Fields456
by Ruby Member on Dec. 7, 2012 at 3:03 AM
They can take away recess but they cannot take away lunch. They may have said that as a bluff kinda but they cannot take it away. They could make them spend lunch in their classroom sitting quietly ( lettin the ones who buy bring it back to class)
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Nicky2911
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 3:06 AM

Perhaps their intent is to make them eat lunch silently in the classroom at their desks instead of with their friends. I think they did that to my class once.

mstkn.identity
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 3:09 AM
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Good luck. Maybe they still get to eat but not in the cafeteria and brown bag lunches. We had that happen yrs ago when I was in 8th grade.

We had to eat silently in a classroom.
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divinedimension
by Not Miss Cleo on Dec. 7, 2012 at 3:09 AM

I didn't think of this. Gonna ask them for sure. 

Quoting Nicky2911:

Perhaps their intent is to make them eat lunch silently in the classroom at their desks instead of with their friends. I think they did that to my class once.


ilovecandy
by Platinum Member on Dec. 7, 2012 at 3:10 AM

i dont think they can pull lunch from a child. recess.....most likely, but lunch time? i dont think thats very legal

DarlaHood
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 3:11 AM

Well they could take away their time their play/social time, but they would have to give them the opportunity to eat their lunches.

Quoting divinedimension:

He said they keep talking during assembly and that they have been warned a good bit.

Quoting DarlaHood:

They have to allow them to eat, but they do not have to give them a normal lunch period with recess.  They could keep them in, but let them eat their lunches and take restroom break if needed.

It's not really a brilliant idea to take away their time to run and expend some energy, but I don't know what the kids did.



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