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No Noon Meal For Kids In Debt At Middle School

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posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 03:24 AM

Originally posted by tothetenthpower

We home schooled our children till middle/high school and let them decide. I pay enough taxes to the government and expect them to make sure that my child is well taken care of for the 8 hours a day I pay for them to be.

Food should be the least of their concerns. This should not even be an issue. Who lets a hungry kid starve?

edit on 4/5/2013 by tothetenthpower because: (no reason given)

Well, we home school ours as well, and we still have to pay taxes for other kids to go to public schools. Why should I pay for someone else's kids? Honestly, the real issue here is government-run schools. Get the government OUT< make it all privately run, and we would see better education, and far less of the many issues we have now.

In this case, they should have fed them, then billed the parents, since the school IS set up to provide food.

For someone else that asked, a lot of schools do NOT allow 'brown bag" lunches any longer, or arbitrarily decide that the food the parents chose isn't good enough. The schools controlling ght food is just another control method. "Do things our way, and eat what we say you will eat, or starve." seems to be the rule these days. We MUST get the government out of the schools.

posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 03:57 AM
Our government will buy a fleet of billion dollar fighter jets but feed the children and that becomes frivolous.

posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 04:09 AM
reply to post by elevatedone

If it had been my kid, I would have marched down there and shoved a $100 bill down the throat of the decision maker who did this. Idiots. Why not just contact the parents and tell them their balance is negative amd they need to catch it up?

What "real world" lesson is this anyhow? "your parents forgot to or couldn't reload your lunch card, therefore, you get malnourished?"

posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 04:57 AM
Holy C%$p!!!
Glad my kids are not in America and I live in China !!!

posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 05:29 AM
School is to learn, we brought our own meals to school, as it still is today here in Germany!
Its the 100% fault of the parents if they can´t give them money (or -the positive balance on the card) to buy lunch or forget to charge the card.

To the one saying "my child missed 3 breakfasts before we got a letter". So with delivering time and all, there is no fault from the school side.

Day1: negative balance -> no breakfast
Day2: again negative balance -> parents must really have forgotten to recharge -> send letter -> no breakfast
Day3: Letter not arrived yet -> no breakfast

I can´t grasp that all the people judge the school or the meal providers. Its 100% fault of the parents and I say that as a father of two children.

Simple two step ruling for those parents that jump on the school:

1) If you can´t afford school meals -> pack a lunch bag
2) If you forget to recharge school card -> your fault.

Where 2) is the same as "If you forget to pack lunch bag -> your fault"
Most people are complaining that their government is trying to steal their kids, trying to take away power over their kids from them. Don´t want that? Start caring about your kids (in this particular case)!!!

Talk about entitlement
Come and get me ATS
edit on 7-4-2013 by verschickter because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 05:34 AM

Originally posted by LadyGreenEyes
For someone else that asked, a lot of schools do NOT allow 'brown bag" lunches any longer, or arbitrarily decide that the food the parents chose isn't good enough. The schools controlling ght food is just another control method. "Do things our way, and eat what we say you will eat, or starve." seems to be the rule these days. We MUST get the government out of the schools.

Recently I read where a teacher had confiscated a little girl's lunch because she deemed it to not be healthy enough, and replaced it with something less nutritious from the cafeteria. FOOD POLICE?? WTH is going on in the schools these days? It's a damn good thing my kids are all grown!

Yes, get government the hell out of our lives and schools! For the record, I grew up fairly poor in a large family and never really knew what a cafeteria lunch was until high school, when I got 50-cents to buy soup and a sandwich. Prior to that (junior high), we brown bagged it with nothing more than a soggy pb&j or baloney sandwich, with a nickel to buy a carton of milk... no chips, cookies, etc. Once a month I got 10-cents to buy an ice cream sandwich or creamcicle (anyone remember those?) on Friday, the only day ice cream was served.

Yes, if I forgot to bring my lunch, I did without. A few times a teacher offered to loan me money to buy something,
but knowing I couldn't pay it back, had to politely refuse the benevolent offer.

But as I view the current topic of "pay up or dump it," I have to agree with those who said an alternative should have been offered. Unless they were chronic offenders, in which case the parent(s) are to blame and should have been notified.

Once, I forgot to give my son lunch money.....he went hungry, which was unfortunate because my job hours meant he didn't eat supper until 6-hours later. I always supplied snacks for his after school hours at the babysitter's, but she often fed them to her kids, and not mine! Which I wasn't aware of, for a long time.

The Attleboro school lunch prices that Wrabbit linked to were shocking.
But then again, I get sticker shock every time I got to the grocery store nowadays! Ground beef last week: $3.49 lb for 80/ 20 and $6.49 a lb for 90/10 ground beef?? wonder the schools serve soy and pink slime!

Now, for the hardcore bleeding hearts, here's a real case of inhumanity (cough, cough).....

Inmates’ relatives and legal advocates in Texas said the elimination of milk in cartons and weekend lunches was an unnecessarily harsh cutback that had a negative effect on prison life. In August, 19 inmates at the Hutchins State Jail near Dallas, one of the 36 prisons that reduced weekend meals, signed a petition and sent it to the Texas affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, calling the food cutbacks a violation of the federal Constitution.

The weekend meal reduction appears to be out of step with the standards adopted by the American Correctional Association. In adult prisons, the association recommends serving three meals per day. Variations are allowed based on weekend and holiday food-service demands as long as the meals meet basic nutritional goals, but the standards do not state that the variations can be done every weekend or as a cost-cutting measure.

Prisoners’ rights advocates said that serving inmates fewer than three meals a day falls into a legal gray zone based on various cases around the country.In Texas, a state law requires inmates to be fed “three times in any 24-hour period,” but the law applies only to county inmates and not to state prisoners.

Source for quotes, with more to read HERE

posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 06:37 AM
I have lost all faith in the US, bunch of whiners complaining about kids being fed without once asking why THE PARENTS ARE NOT FEEDING THEM...

posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 07:27 AM
Nothing in this world is free. Life can and will be a harsh teacher.

Of course I, and everyone else feel somewhat bad for those kids, have to go hungry for a bit because their parents obviously can't manage their own affairs. But for society just to "take care of them" just breeds dependency. It is disheartening to see so many comments in here that expect the government to look after them. The entitled culture is well engrained in society these days.

edit on 7-4-2013 by MidnightTide because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 07:41 AM
I used my lunch money all though school to play poker with my friends at lunch time. Missing a meal is not the end of the world.

posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 08:26 AM
Yes they will do this here ,but never miss a payment on world aide. My grandparents (RIP) always said charity begins at home but I guess this isn't politically correct anymore. A few years back here (in Canada) the government wanted to cut our health care (which we pay a lot of taxes into)to fund healthcare in other countries that were run by questionable government's. This is sad when we can feed everyone else but our children and as 1 OP pointed that this must have been embarrassing to the kids involved. Flame

posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 08:34 AM
reply to post by derfreebie

Please read this article.

posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 09:07 AM
reply to post by ghosthunterr

With our immigration policies we might as well be funding health care in other countries.

I have a hernia that needs to get fixed but I have to wait 6 months....WTF is with that. I pay my fair share in taxes, where is the service.

reply to post by aero56

Might as well have give a FOX news link, both of those sites are biased.
edit on 7-4-2013 by MidnightTide because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 11:06 AM

How can this be prevented in the future, shouldn't the school district be responsible to make
sure that each and every child receives a lunch every day?

No, its the parents responsibility!!!! its my kid not the schools kid. you people need to stop wanting the government to be in charge of our lives. Take some responsibility for yourself can you handle paying your cable bill so you can watch T.V. Do you have a hard time remembering to put gas in your car ?!?! These are your children the most precious things in your life.

Does it fall back on the parents to provide lunch for their kids?

The fact that you have to ask this question just blows my mind! I am the parent it is my responsibility to feed my kids.

By this logic who's child is it really the parents or the governments?

Parent: I don't have the time to take my kid to school.
Government: we'll pick them up and take them home.

Parent: I don't have the time, and I can't afford to pay for my kids food.
Government: we'll feed them.

Parent: I don't have time to talk to my kids, or teach them about life.
Government: We can defiantly do that for you!

parent: I don't have time to watch my kids after school.
Government: we can do that for you.

Parent: can you bring my kids over for an hour or two before bed so I can see them?
Government: your Kids?

Americans are a bunch of good for nothing lazy ####'s and you make me ashamed to be born from here sometimes. end rant.

posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 11:28 AM
Considering what passes for food at schools nowadays, the kids should consider themselves lucky. I know my kids refuse to eat the cafeteria food.
edit on 4/7/2013 by Sparky63 because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 11:53 AM
The only thing the schools are teaching now is how to be a submissive prisoner with no rights. Obedience and punishment is all they are taught. Memorize facts and figures sponsored by Pepsi and Coca-Cola and whatever corporations pay to have the bar code children branded with. Just like prison the teachers will turn away as kids bully each other but will happily torture the kids any chance they get. Every government agency even down to the education system has become infested with evil psychopaths who delight at tripping on their power and sadistically harming others, even children. 100% Corruption.

posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 01:02 PM
reply to post by ChaoticOrder

I have to disagree. When the country made school mandatory and took kids out of the home where meals were more economical to prepare than boxed lunches (which by the way a lot of schools forbid anymore) they became responsible for making sure no kid went hungry. That's my opinion. Also, those schools which forbid boxed lunches should feed those kids for free once they took the lower cost alternative away from lower income families!

Edit to add a link: Chicago Public School Bans Home-Packed Lunch

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posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 04:48 PM
I live in the uk and we have to pay for our childs school dinners.If the school saw your child had no packed lunch and didnt have dinners paid for in school you would recieve a letter concerned about your childs should eat even if taxpayers foot the bill,its just not right leaving some hungry.Got four myself.

posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 05:01 PM
All I can think of after reading some of the comments in this thread.

But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God.

Thy way and thy doings have procured these things unto thee; this is thy wickedness, because it is bitter, because it reacheth unto thine heart.

They'll get whats coming to them in short time.
edit on 7-4-2013 by EnigmaticDill because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 05:31 PM

Originally posted by FaithandArms

Originally posted by MaMaa
Without reading all the replies, let me tell you of our own experience here in Colorado with the local schools!...
This is a regular problem and I plan on bringing it up to the principal this Monday at the middle school.

When I was in school we were allowed to bring a lunch from elementary on up to high school (and I did every day because I was picky). Do they just not allow kids to bring lunches anymore? (I don't have kids, so I don't know what is going on with public school policies)

Oh sure and one of my four boys does pack a lunch. They go through phases where sometimes they pack their lunches and other times they get it from school. I try to keep money in their account for the times they don't pack their lunches or forget to. With four kids at three different schools I sometimes forget or like last time write a check to the wrong kids school.

My youngest I would say is picky, but really he just doesn't like the crap they serve in the schools. LOL

posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 06:16 PM

Originally posted by GreenGlassDoor
Reply to post by Snoopy1978

You keep using words you don't understand the meaning of. Who said they want to bind authority to a single unit?

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What are YOU talking about?

Public schools are financed by tax payers, right? Free lunch for kids would be financed by our tax dollars as well, thus the people would be the providers and not a for-profit contractor; thus SOCIALISM.

You want the kids to be denied food unless they pay a contractor for it, thus profit is made by a private entity. Since this private entity, usually a corporate entity such as Pizza Hut, Subways or McDonalds, has enough leverage with govt to profit from PUBLIC schools and decide to deny meals if their bottom line is threatened we get FASCISM.

SOCIALISM: means of production controlled by workers/tax payers.
FASCISM: Corporations and govt working hand in hand, profiting off workers/tax payers.

"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power."
- Benito Mussolini

Go read a book, Greenglassdoor.

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