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NJ School District Cuts Portions for Students $3 Behind on Lunch Payment
Breitbart.com ^ | sept 29, 2012 | education action group

Posted on 09/30/2012 1:48:39 PM PDT by tssb

CALIFON, N.J. – It’s 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, we’re 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: nj; school; tewksbury Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: tssb

It’s more bureaucratic foolishness. I had PB&J, but Michelle wants to meddle, and the bean counters want to look good.


2 posted on 09/30/2012 1:50:53 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: tssb

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.


3 posted on 09/30/2012 1:53:18 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: tssb

PARENTS———PLEASE READ-——

If you don’t like school lunch policies. PACK YOUR KIDS THEIR OWN DAMN LUNCH

That is all


4 posted on 09/30/2012 1:55:05 PM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: tssb

“All school lunches are equal! Some school lunches are more equal than others.”


5 posted on 09/30/2012 1:55:45 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

Orwell had this one pegged.


6 posted on 09/30/2012 1:57:24 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tssb

The Moose’s fault.


7 posted on 09/30/2012 1:58:57 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: blueunicorn6

Welcome to ANIMAL FARM. Brought to you by the Democrats.


8 posted on 09/30/2012 1:59:20 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Pearls Before Swine
I had PB&J, but Michelle wants to meddle, and the bean counters want to look good.

O.K.

Where is Christie on this? This is total bullcrap.

It's coming my friends and it's not gonna be "pleasant"

FMCDH(BITS)

9 posted on 09/30/2012 2:00:47 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: tssb
Children are crying at lunch.

Why, because they're too lazy to fix themselves a sandwich to take to school?

10 posted on 09/30/2012 2:03:09 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: tssb

I saw a protest video and NJ kids boycotting too.
......................

http://asspos.blogspot.com/2012/09/international-aid-delivered-to-us.html

International Aid Delivered to US Schools


11 posted on 09/30/2012 2:07:29 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: houeto

Maybe there’s a schoolyard bully who took their lunch money.


12 posted on 09/30/2012 2:10:57 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: houeto

You do understand that children in most districts cannot bring food to school anymore.


13 posted on 09/30/2012 2:11:25 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

According to Portland schools, PB&J’s are racist symbols of the white privilege


14 posted on 09/30/2012 2:11:41 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: tssb

Pay you damn bills! That is what people do. Get your parents to stop being deadbeats. So sick of this freebie mentality.


15 posted on 09/30/2012 2:11:53 PM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: tssb
Frankly, we’re 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.

I'm glad I'm not the only one making this connection.

16 posted on 09/30/2012 2:12:46 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: eyedigress

The high school here has outside vendors in the cafeteria, including Chick-fil-A


17 posted on 09/30/2012 2:12:51 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: nothingnew
I sorta know why he is staying out of the food controversy. There is no way he could be looked at as an advocate.
18 posted on 09/30/2012 2:13:37 PM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: GeronL
According to Portland schools, PB&J’s are racist symbols of the white privilege

Even if you have them on dark pumpernickel bread?

19 posted on 09/30/2012 2:13:55 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/15/Portland-Oregon-schools-spent-526-901-to-learn-that-pb-j-sandwiches-are-racist

And they spent a lot of tax dollars to indoctrinate the teachers about it


20 posted on 09/30/2012 2:16:17 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: tssb

Wow. This area of Joisey is loaaaaadded. If they are having problems, we are all properly buggered


21 posted on 09/30/2012 2:16:40 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Romney? Really? Seriously?)
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I will gladly contribute tax money to help pay for lunches of children of parents who:

1) Do not have any alcohol or tobacco in the house
2) Do not have cable TV or a smart phone
3) Do not have an X-Box or similar system


22 posted on 09/30/2012 2:18:03 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: napscoordinator
Pay you damn bills! That is what people do. Get your parents to stop being deadbeats. So sick of this freebie mentality.

I bet a lot of these "freebie mentality" folks pay some hefty property taxes that support the freakin' pubic (not a typo) schools. What do you say?

FMCDH(BITS)

23 posted on 09/30/2012 2:21:15 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: napscoordinator
There is no way he could be looked at as an advocate.

HAHAHA!.....yeah, I understand.

FMCDH(BITS)

24 posted on 09/30/2012 2:24:27 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Did someone say PB&J?

25 posted on 09/30/2012 2:29:22 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: tssb

Why not go straight to a slice of bread and a cup of water? /s


26 posted on 09/30/2012 2:31:30 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama loved the poor so much, he created millions more.)
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To: eyedigress
You do understand that children in most districts cannot bring food to school anymore.

Most? Are you sure about that? One New Jersey High School just had a 1000 student cafeteria boycott. They all brown-bagged their lunch.

27 posted on 09/30/2012 2:34:23 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: tssb

Ironically, it’s not such a bad lunch, though it is short on calories for athletic types.


28 posted on 09/30/2012 2:36:17 PM PDT by mdmathis6 (We have grieved the Holy Spirit, with our Dark hearts and dark minds turned against God!)
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To: houeto

I do seem to remember an event in NC recently where a child’s lunch was confiscated due to the fact the food police disapproved. Maybe it is more regional.

I personally would never stand for my child being hungry when in the care of so-called educators. I would arrange to arrive at school and feed them myself if it came to it.


29 posted on 09/30/2012 2:43:25 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
NJ students get one hard-boiled egg, a package of crackers and a carton of milk for lunch. That is near Allied pilots/soldiers held in German/Japanese POW, or Nazi Concentration Camp Rations.
30 posted on 09/30/2012 2:44:14 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

What happened to a peanut butter sandwich,apple,maybe box of raisins in a brown paper bag, only need to purchase a container of milk. Guess parents are to damn lazy to get their fat asses out of bed to make the kids lunch.


31 posted on 09/30/2012 2:57:25 PM PDT by bikerman (How will Democrats stand up to terrorism when they can’t even face Fox News?”)
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To: eyedigress
They can't bring their own lunch? Incredible...

The thing that most seem to be missing is the this only affects those that are actually paying for their lunches, not the kids that get "free"lunchs" i.e. at no cost to the family but paid for by the taxpayers.

Chances are that if they are paying for the lunch they are "makers" i.e. taxpayers and are already paying for the "free" lunches for others.

32 posted on 09/30/2012 3:38:41 PM PDT by Eagles6 (DNC 2012 Convention: Celebrating infanticide and sodomy. Denying God.What could possibly go wrong?)
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To: eyedigress
For those of you out there who don't know New Jersey, Tewksbury Twp. is one of the wealthiest zip codes in the United States. Median household income is more than $150,000 -- and the average is much higher when you consider the fabulous wealth of some of its residents. Notable current and former residents of Tewksbury include actor James Gandolfini, former New Jersey governor Christine Todd Whitman, actor/comedian Joe Piscopo, and Robert Wood (Woody) Johnson (heir of the Johnson & Johnson fortune and owner of the New York Jets).

I just checked a local real estate website, and there are currently 95 listings in Tewksbury with an estimated median price of $819,500.

Forget about a school lunch program ... I'm wondering how many people in that town even send their kids to public schools at all.

33 posted on 09/30/2012 3:43:35 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: nothingnew

Those parents don’t pay any higher property tax rates than the non-parents in their district. You want to jack up yet again the goodies that they get from other taxpayers for having kids in the school system?


34 posted on 09/30/2012 3:46:41 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I wonder what Oreo cookies are a sign of these days?


35 posted on 09/30/2012 3:47:29 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

“Several kids told her that a fifth-grade boy had been reduced to eating the miniscule lunch, and all of his classmates knew about it.

““It’s a huge humiliation for a kid,” said Bischoff, who said she was stunned when she learned about the new policy. “That something that will probably stick with him the rest of his life.””

If eating a hard-boiled egg one day because your parents didn’t send in your lunch money is enough to “scar [you] for life,” you have been raised the wrong way.


36 posted on 09/30/2012 3:51:51 PM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Children who are “poor enough” get free lunches. If you are not “poor enough,” you are “rich” and therefore must pay for your lunch and the poor kids’ lunches. If you do not pay up, you are selfish and will be starved and publicly shamed until you comply. The “poor” kid will still get a full, free lunch.


37 posted on 09/30/2012 4:21:43 PM PDT by informavoracious (Abortions are unproductive wrongs, not reproductive rights.)
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To: TheOldLady

The poster of this article, “tssb”, has been zotted. Cannot find a clue as to why. No posting history found either. Possible retread?


38 posted on 09/30/2012 4:59:52 PM PDT by Holly_P
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To: 9YearLurker
You want to jack up yet again the goodies that they get from other taxpayers for having kids in the school system?

No. You don't know me.

FMCDH(BITS)

39 posted on 09/30/2012 6:43:06 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: eyedigress
children in most districts cannot bring food to school anymore.

What liberal mecca is that? Certainly not the case here in Indiana.

40 posted on 09/30/2012 6:49:59 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: nascarnation

I guess it was this story from earlier this year that prompted my response. I am wrong about not being able to bring it but hold my own in not being able to eat it.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/n-c-food-inspector-sends-girls-lunch-home-after-determining-its-not-healthy-enough/


41 posted on 10/01/2012 2:07:58 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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