Skip to comments.School lunches leave York County districts with no easy answers
Posted on 09/07/2013 7:10:07 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Many schools in the nation are considering a change from the National School Lunch Program, which could happen in schools across York County if the regulations for the program continue to become more strict.
But with a decrease in student participation and a growing list of federal nutrition mandates, the district might consider cutting the program next fall at the high school level.
The number of students who buy the program-approved school lunch decreased by 10 percent last year, an estimated 100 meals per day.
But the current situation isn't the entire reason the district is considering a change. Harlacher said additional regulations on items like a la carte foods and condiments could have students skipping the lunch line.
South Western isn't alone: Many schools across the country have already dropped the program after just one year, claiming the lunch reimbursements for participating weren't enough to offset lost revenue when students didn't buy the meal. Some schools that participated were thousands of dollars in the red by the end of the 2012-13 school year.
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Next step will be to ban bag lunches.
Why not just do away with the noon meal. That’s effectively what they’ve done anyway.
Most of the people who work at schools voted for Obama. And most of them HOPED Michelle would be an “active” first lady. Good for them.
[Great Mother] Great photo! Archived it.
Many years ago (graduated high school 1970) my school in NC tried to ban bags or lunchboxes! We ignored it, lasted about a week.
Fast forward: I have two stepkids in a rural district. One ate school lunch, the boy liked a bag lunch. I had a decent job, could have bought lunch tickets for both, BUT, based on a survey form I foolishly returned, the district called and mailed me for a month, almost demanding I enrolled both kids in free lunch, whether they ate it or not, at one point threatening to involve Child Protective Services.
Bug up their butt; I found out many Fed. subsidies use subsidized lunches as the key number to determine other grants. They didn’t care if the kids starved, they wanted the money. When they brought up CPS at a face-to-face meet, wife and I stood up, gave them my attorney’s # and walked out. Never heard from them again.
National School Lunch Program lobster and fries if it’s good enough for Michelle it’s good enough for the kids.