A cafeteria worker handed a hungry child his hot lunch, but had to take it away and replace it with a cold cheese sandwich, because of a new lunch policy.
Canon-McMillan School District implemented a lunch policy in June that states, “After overdrawing the cafeteria account by twenty-five dollars ($25.00), students in grade K-6 will be able to charge an alternate lunch which will consist of a sandwich, a fruit/vegetable serving and milk. Students in grades 7-12 will not be allowed to charge any additional lunches.”
According to the school district, the purpose of the policy is “to resolve what has become a statewide issue at our local level. It is to address accountability for deficit lunch accounts accrued by families with the ability to pay for their child’s school meals.”
Cafeteria worker, Stacy Koltiska resigned from her job at Wylandville Elementary School’s Cafeteria because she says the new policy is “sickening”.
Koltiska posted on Facebook, “State law requires that children K through 6 must be given a lunch. In Rule 808.1 it says that children in K through 6 will be provided a “Sandwich” what you don’t know is that they are being given One Piece of Cheese on Bread. This isn’t even being toasted. Yet they are still being charged the FULL PRICE of a HOT LUNCH that is being DENIED to them. The first week of school on Friday, I had to take a little first grade boys chicken and give him this “cheese sandwich”. I will never forget the look on his face and then his eyes welled up with tears.”
There is currently no response from the school district regarding this incident.