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You have no idea if they even had the power to give away free food.
Doesn't change reality.
The way children are raised is supposed to be preparing them for adulthood. As adults, you cannot walk into a store and buy a sandwich 30 cents short.
So for the cafeteria, the kid is short 30 cents. Tomorrow others are short 50 cents, and the next day a dollar.
This seems like a sensationalized story to punish someone for doing what service food workers do everyday, which is deny a transaction when you don't pony up. If mcdonalds runs my debit and it comes back denied they don't give me the hamburgers free.
"Kid, your account is now out of money. Tell your parents are you will not get food tomorrow."
The account has a balance of -30 cents which is adjusted when money is added. Just another reason why our country isn't what it use to be.
In some schools the teachers relay this type of account info to the parents. I can't see not giving out one grace meal and stating none tomorrow if the parent don't send the money.
edit on 11/11/2013 by roadgravel because: typo
• Charge Policy reminder: No breakfast charges are allowed. Only one (1) lunch charges are permitted in grades 5 - 6 . When charge limits have been reached, milk and a fruit will be given as complimentary food to the studen t. The parent/guardian is responsible to repay any charges that have accrued before the end of the school year and for charges made prior to application approval.
The school would not give the child his food until his mother arrived and paid for the meal. “I said, ‘Well, I’m on my way. I’ll pay for it.’ And she said no, I would have to bring some money before he could have breakfast,” the mother continued.
Although the breakfast only cost 30 cents, the cafeteria server threw the food into the trash and sent the 12-year-old boy to class.