School’s New Policy to Take Hot Food from Kids if Their Account Is Past Due! [Vote]
A school district has enacted a new policy to take students' hot lunch if their account is past due. Do you think the school district is wrong or should the parents be more responsible for paying the lunch fees? Get the details and vote!
The Canon-McMillan School District in Pennsylvania put the policy in place after being owed tens of thousands of dollars by about 300 parents, according to WGRZ.
The policy has reduced the number of parents who owe money to less than 70 parents owe money. But one lunch lady quit over the policy, which she considers the "lunch shaming."
Stacy Kotiska was upset after she had to take a student's hot lunch and replace it with a cold sandwich that consisted of untoasted bread and a slice of cheese, the minimum the district has to provide for a student's lunch.
Kotiska said, "The first week of school on Friday, I had to take a little first grade boy's chicken and give him this 'cheese sandwich'. I will never forget the look on his face and then his eyes welled up with tears." She also stated that the hot lunches that are not given to students get thrown away, sometimes over as little as $25 that is owed.
Do you think the school district has the right to use the policy to make parents pay their debt or is it punishing the kids for profit?
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