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    Default School throws out studentís lunch because she was 70 cents short.

    A school in Texas threw away a studentís lunch after they found out she was did not have enough money to pay for it.

    The studentís mother was shocked when she learned her 14-year-old daughter went the entire day without eating because she was 70 cents short of the $1.75 price.

    The mother who didnít want to be identified said her daughter attended Stevens High School, in Leon Valley, Texas

    The mother did not want to be identified but said her daughter attends Stevens High School, in Leon Valley, Texas.

    The girl reportedly filled up her tray with food and went to pay Ė but when it was found out she did not have enough funds her lunch was taken away and thrown in the garbage, reported news station WOAI.

    Northside ISD Spokesman Pascual Gonzalez says the districtís cafeteria policy is very clear and is included in the student handbook and on its website.

    Elementary students can charge lunch up to five times, middle school students are allowed one charge, and high school students are not allowed to charge food.

    ĎThe policy says that there is no charge account thatís built in, either have the money to pay for your food or youíre not going to eat, Ď said Mr Gonzalez..

    He further explained that the school were required to throw the food away.

    ĎI know it sounds terrible, I totally get that, but the law states we cannot take that same food and put it back in the for sale line, Ď added Mr Gonzalez.
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    Why is this news?

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    Why is this news?
    Because we only post news from Texas on your birthday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty View Post
    Because we only post news from Texas on your birthday.


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    They should have let her keep $1.05 of that lunch. But yeah! Why is this news at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    They should have let her keep $1.05 of that lunch. But yeah! Why is this news at all?
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    I'm going to guess that it's news because that's a pretty cruddy and embarrassing way to treat a human being, especially a child trying to get a meal.

    Just a guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post
    I'm going to guess that it's news because that's a pretty cruddy and embarrassing way to treat a human being, especially a child trying to get a meal.

    Just a guess.
    isn't also pretty shitty to take a product from a business and then not be able to pay for it knowing that they'd have to give it to you for free or throw it away?

    Could this kid have not just to turned to one of their friends and said "hey can you spot me 70 cents?" or better yet, I don't know, check to make sure they have money BEFORE they start taking food.

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    I wondered how long it'd take for the lunch lady to take heat in this thread.

    Know what I do to make sure my kids don't go hungry at school? Pre-pay their meals at the cafeteria every month. Pretty simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty View Post
    I wondered how long it'd take for the lunch lady to take heat in this thread.

    Know what I do to make sure my kids don't go hungry at school? Pre-pay their meals at the cafeteria every month. Pretty simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    isn't also pretty shitty to take a product from a business and then not be able to pay for it knowing that they'd have to give it to you for free or throw it away?
    Sure is, Mike. But you're assuming she had a plan in place here. How hard is it to imagine this was an honest mistake? I've opened an empty wallet more than a few times before. It happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post
    Sure is, Mike. But you're assuming she had a plan in place here. How hard is it to imagine this was an honest mistake? I've opened an empty wallet more than a few times before. It happens.
    she's 14. If she was 4 then the lunch lady is a bitch. Fine. At 14, you can turn around to a friend and ask them for the money. If the person at the counter lets her go then it'll happen 20 times a day.

    All that said, my issue isn't so much with the kid. Honest mistake, no big deal. My issue is knowing about this story. If I, at 14, had this happen to me I can guarantee my parents' reaction would not have been "we're going to the press" (not that I would have even told them - not talk a non-even). What's wrong with these people? Your kid forgot her lunch money - happens. Ask a friend for the money, call home, ask a teacher. Whatever - plenty of options. Not hard. Don't expect the company that sells you lunch to spot you the money. It's not a bank.

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    Even at my daughter's school, if you forget your money they give you lunch anyway. I'm pretty sure it's illegal here to deny food to a child at school...in fact I know it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Even at my daughter's school, if you forget your money they give you lunch anyway. I'm pretty sure it's illegal here to deny food to a child at school...in fact I know it is.
    who pays for it? The school I imagine?

    Man, who knew that Canada was so much more right wing than America. Up here if you don't have money for lunch in high school you don't eat at the caf.

 

 

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