This whole subject just tweaks my tail.
As a parent, I get a list that exceeds
what even I'm using as a College student and by quite a bit at that ...which my Son is required to buy
of his own to attend. This list is also about 150% longer than anything I saw when I went to school. It includes such helpful things as kleenex and
similar items (there were a few) with notations about how they will be used as community supplies for the class. Hmmm...
Then I'm getting fund raising nudges or outright slaps, depending on how tired I am of them on a given week for how I interpret them. I get them in
the mail. I get them in my son's backpack and I've even got a couple recorded calls from the district. Only a couple, but the definition
is pretty much made right there, IMO.
Add to all this, they whine for money every election, without fail and just got another bond issue passed last Tuesday in a special ballot. They
generally get told no on any general or regular office holder election..so I suppose this is the clever way to get pro- people out when normal folk
don't even notice.
My district is nothing special or unusual.
^^^^^ We don't even get into the property taxes I'm paying as well as other extra 1/4 cent here .. 1/2 cent there.. for the schools. This is *JUST*
what they now solicit like Amway salesmen.. Oh, that's before we GET
to exploiting our kids
Attleboro School Menus
^^^ That's the rate chart for this district in the OP story. Notice the prices. OH
but they come with Age Appropriate Calorie
and Smart Snack Food Options
. It says so. Right there. I know that was always MY
top prioroty as a kid.
Now lets look at another little story.
Arpaio confirmed to ABC15 that beginning in March, he is planning to charge each inmate $1 per day for the cost of their meals.
The Sheriff said meals used to cost $.60 a day per inmate, but the cost of food has risen since the jail is now purchasing more food with donations
Golly... Those are adults! ...and that $1 for TWO meals comes with some pretty good hype too.
How feeding a $1 a day can work!
Now what *REALLY* burns this Bunny
is that I dumped THOUSANDS
of pounds of meat over my 15 years as a Trucker and a fair
part as a Reefer/Produce runner. I dumped, donated or just handed off TENS OF THOUSANDS
of pounds of fresh produce over my career. I had a VERY
low rejection rate too. A couple to a few per year. Every delivery
I made into an big city market or shed had rejected trucks daily that I
watched happen and several per working day when I'd be at one, normally. None went to schools that *I* ever saw OR heard about. Salvage stores were
popular. Shelters and food banks occasionally. If no one wanted it or had too much already? ....I saw more than one full load thrown away
LOAD ON A TRUCK IS 40-45,000 LBS.
*ALL* of that could have gone to SCHOOLS and for the pennies on the dollar in net costs!
These kids could be eating for free
, well within the tax revenue we all, already pay. EVERY homeowner, with kids or not, is paying the
school costs ..and yet, they beg for money at every turn, have our kids supplying everything but the books and desk (Almost literally at this point)
and now .... They get told NO like Little Boy Oliver when they're Hungry????
Oh... NO I say. That's WRONG.