Skip to comments.NJ School District Cuts Portions for Students $3 Behind on Lunch Payment
Posted on 09/30/2012 1:48:39 PM PDT by tssb
CALIFON, N.J. Its bad enough that school children across the nation are going hungry on the skimpy portions offered through the Michelle Obama lunch menu.
At the Tewksbury school district in New Jersey, children who fall $3.10 behind on their food payments get one hard-boiled egg, a package of crackers and a carton of milk for lunch.
The Tewksbury district consists of two schools, one for grades K-4 and one for grades 5-8. Lunches at the school cost $2.40 per day. That means children are only allowed to fall one day behind in their lunch payments before getting stuck with the egg special.
The lunches at Tewksbury, like most in schools across the nation, are subsidized by the federal government.
Frankly, were confused. We thought the feds provide low-cost school lunches because many children come from impoverished homes where the food budget is tight, or from homes where meals are not prepared on a regular basis. The government wants to make sure every kid receives proper nutrition and the dignity that comes with eating a full lunch with classmates.
But at Tewksbury, kids who fall a day behind in their payments are left to gnaw on hard-boiled eggs while their friends eat the full serving on the menu. Apparently school officials are willing to humiliate children into coughing up three dollars and ten cents.
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It’s more bureaucratic foolishness. I had PB&J, but Michelle wants to meddle, and the bean counters want to look good.
My grade school back in the day would have never denied anyone a lunch. Of course we as a free society of people back then would have made sure it was paid in full.
If you don’t like school lunch policies. PACK YOUR KIDS THEIR OWN DAMN LUNCH
That is all
“All school lunches are equal! Some school lunches are more equal than others.”
Orwell had this one pegged.
The Moose’s fault.
Welcome to ANIMAL FARM. Brought to you by the Democrats.
Where is Christie on this? This is total bullcrap.
It's coming my friends and it's not gonna be "pleasant"
Why, because they're too lazy to fix themselves a sandwich to take to school?
I saw a protest video and NJ kids boycotting too.
International Aid Delivered to US Schools
Maybe there’s a schoolyard bully who took their lunch money.
You do understand that children in most districts cannot bring food to school anymore.
According to Portland schools, PB&J’s are racist symbols of the white privilege
Pay you damn bills! That is what people do. Get your parents to stop being deadbeats. So sick of this freebie mentality.
I'm glad I'm not the only one making this connection.
The high school here has outside vendors in the cafeteria, including Chick-fil-A
Even if you have them on dark pumpernickel bread?
And they spent a lot of tax dollars to indoctrinate the teachers about it
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