Moore25 · January 10, 2020 at 7:40 am
I think this was very generous of Ms. Anderson to help cover the debt of our school lunches for those children in need of assistance. My concern is the debt of those children who are not in need of assistance and the debt they have accrued isn't always due to parents not choosing to pay, it is sometimes due to the school's lunch staff not informing the student they don't have funds on their account and let the student accrue a negative balance until one day the parent finds out there is a debt on the account AND not only that as we are more electronic now and the "My School Bucks" is promoted to be used the fees for using this goes up, it is now $2.49 for each child you have to add funds to. So maybe some of this debt can be resolved if there was a better system instead of letting a student accrue a negative balance without notification. Oh, yes if you are registered with "My School Bucks" there are notifications but there is a fee of $2.49 to put funds on each child you have as I stated before. If these fees went towards those lunches of students who truly cannot afford lunch I wouldn't have any argument in paying the fees but these fees add up when you have more than one child and you can afford paying for lunches but in increments throughout the school year whereas someone else may be able to put a larger amount on their child's account and not have to pay the fee as often as others.
That's just my thoughts, again I think it's wonderful for Ms. Anderson to assist with those students who cannot afford lunches. We do need to look at affordable ways of being able to add funds to a student's lunch account and ways of communicating low lunch funds or negative balances on a student's lunch account.
Linda Ward · December 23, 2019 at 5:58 pm
Thank you Ms. Anderson! No child should go hungry in this county or country, ever.