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(Salt Lake Tribune)   40 elementary school students in Utah get an early lesson on adult problems when their lunches are taken from them and thrown away because of an outstanding meal account debt   (sltrib.com) divider line 198
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2014-01-30 01:56:50 AM
Utards.
 
2014-01-30 02:16:22 AM
Self-import minor bureaucrat decides to make an impression by ripping lunch from the hands of young kids who can't defend themselves. He should have his career ripped out from under him and stuffed in the trash, but I'll bet it doesn't happen.
 
2014-01-30 02:24:31 AM
"We understand the feelings of upset parents and students who say this was an embarrassing and humiliating situation. We again apologize and commit to working with parents in rectifying this situation and to ensuring students are never treated in this manner again."

I'd think that they could stop taking already served lunches out of the hands of children all on their own, without the need to "work with" parents.
 
2014-01-30 02:29:25 AM
Wow.
 
2014-01-30 02:36:49 AM
Just like Jesus would do.
 
2014-01-30 02:36:57 AM
Cus the trash can turns the food back into money! F*cking retards. Pick up a goddamn phone.
 
2014-01-30 02:41:53 AM
It's unclear to me why children or families would be charged for lunch at a public school.

Like public schools themselves, these are public services which should be free to all. If you feel you'd rather bring your own lunch or attend a private school, then that is on you to find a way to pay for it. In the meantime, the public services are available to you.

If the school can't provide lunches to all with the current budget, then cut the lunches completely. Either all get lunches or none get lunches. This half-assed lunch program hurts the poor who need the lunches the most but are least able to pay.
 
2014-01-30 05:09:25 AM
We aren't hard enough on crappy parents.
Pay for your kids' stuff!  Keep on top of stuff!  You have to look out for them!  Expecting the world to be nice to your kid is horrible parenting!  If you don't want a kid, put it up for adoption early!  Put more thought into teaching your kids to live in a crappy world than into making the world less crappy to your kids.
 
2014-01-30 05:22:11 AM
That will teach them not to waste food.
 
2014-01-30 05:34:02 AM

staplermofo: We aren't hard enough on crappy parents.
Pay for your kids' stuff!  Keep on top of stuff!  You have to look out for them!  Expecting the world to be nice to your kid is horrible parenting!  If you don't want a kid, put it up for adoption early!  Put more thought into teaching your kids to live in a crappy world than into making the world less crappy to your kids.


It's not as easy as you think.

we make our kid's lunches so we don't have to deal with this stuff, butt...turns out my son didn't like what we were making for him, and for a few days he would either throw his lunch away or "forget it" and get a school lunch. a few weeks later we get some mail saying we owed for his school lunches.

shiat happens.
 
2014-01-30 05:48:52 AM

log_jammin: shiat happens.


TO HORRIBLE PARENTS LIKE YOU, and your poor children, who should be raised by the state.
TAKE SOME OWNERSHIP OF YOUR LIFE!
 
2014-01-30 06:01:28 AM

staplermofo: log_jammin: shiat happens.

TO HORRIBLE PARENTS LIKE YOU, and your poor children, who should be raised by the state.
TAKE SOME OWNERSHIP OF YOUR LIFE!


I'm getting on food stamps next week.
 
2014-01-30 06:05:02 AM

log_jammin: I'm getting on food stamps next week.


Wanna form a suicide pact?  I keep chickening out.
 
2014-01-30 06:07:04 AM

staplermofo: log_jammin: I'm getting on food stamps next week.

Wanna form a suicide pact?  I keep chickening out.


as soon as i get my government cheese, we'll talk about it.
 
2014-01-30 06:08:26 AM

log_jammin: as soon as i get my government cheese, we'll talk about it.


Great, now I can't even die in a timely manner.  Thanks Obama.
 
2014-01-30 07:26:33 AM
It could be worse.  Some idiot will now be listed as "child lunch stealer" on google for ever.  Nothing like stealing your own career.
 
2014-01-30 07:55:42 AM
But cafeteria workers weren't able to see which children owed money until they had already received lunches, Olsen explained.  The workers then took those lunches from the students and threw them away, he said, because once food is served to one student it can't be served to another

That sure is one farked up lesson plan they've got there.  Nice "child nutrition management" too.
 
2014-01-30 07:56:55 AM

DON.MAC: It could be worse.  Some idiot will now be listed as "child lunch stealer" on google for ever.  Nothing like stealing your own career.


This person sounds like a perfect candidate for "Child Protective Services".
 
2014-01-30 08:00:07 AM
It looks like they have a whole department dedicated to stealing lunches.
 
2014-01-30 08:00:36 AM

Marcus Aurelius: DON.MAC: It could be worse.  Some idiot will now be listed as "child lunch stealer" on google for ever.  Nothing like stealing your own career.

This person sounds like a perfect candidate for "Child Protective Services".


If it wasn't Utah, I would think Catholic priest.
 
2014-01-30 08:17:03 AM

staplermofo: log_jammin: shiat happens.

TO HORRIBLE PARENTS LIKE YOU, and your poor children, who should be raised by the state.
TAKE SOME OWNERSHIP OF YOUR LIFE!


Sometimes things like overtime hours at work, sick elderly parents and emergency vet visits while a spouse is out of town get in the way of remembering to send money to school. Like my week so far.

I got a polite call yesterday reminding me that my kids owe a few bucks for lunch. Check written, no big deal. I would raise major hell if they had food placed in front of them only to be dumped.

Parents who just don't pay should get a stern chat, don't harm kids because of bad parenting. For some kids, school lunch is all they get to eat. There is a federal free lunch program, sign them up.
 
2014-01-30 08:28:42 AM

ytterbium: don't harm kids because of bad parenting


This is the attitude I can't stand.  Bad parenting hurts kids.  Virtually no amount of institutional asshattery can match bad or inadequate parenting's harm to children.  The idea that the school will always take care of the kids is way too trusted.  Mistakes happen, stuff is overlooked, whatever, but you should be on top of paying for your kid to eat. How the kid eats should be one of those things parents don't let slip.  The school screwed up, but the parents screwed up too.
 
2014-01-30 08:29:06 AM
This is God's will.
 
2014-01-30 08:30:51 AM
That's bullshiat.  That's humiliating.  I'm not one of those freaking snowflake type people either, but that sort of crosses the line.
 
2014-01-30 08:31:24 AM
I'm betting the student's parents were Democrats... lazy, good for nothing, we think we are owed something, drug craving Democrats.  Get off your asses and pay your F*ing bills!

/Brought to you by the Republican National Committee
 
2014-01-30 08:31:39 AM
Poor people get lunch for free and don't have debt. This taking away lunches would affect my kid. I don't qualify for free lunch or even discount lunch so I have to pay for lunch. My son loves to buy school food from time to time. Sometimes I forget to pay his bill. A lot of that has to do with the fact that a previous county used a credit sort of system. This county doesn't. So I get 50 calls demanded that 50 cents I forgot to pay.

So fussing about poor people is a waste of time. They don't have a bill or an account. They get it free.
 
2014-01-30 08:33:34 AM

diaphoresis: I'm betting the student's parents were Democrats... lazy, good for nothing, we think we are owed something, drug craving Democrats.  Get off your asses and pay your F*ing bills!

/Brought to you by the Republican National Committee


lol
 
2014-01-30 08:34:05 AM
Came for Chris Farley as the bus driver in Billy Madison eating school lunches.

Leaving disappointed.

/too lazy to do it mahself
 
2014-01-30 08:34:19 AM
You'd think that one of the kids' sister-moms would be on top of the school lunch thing.
 
2014-01-30 08:34:57 AM
Start breaking some kneecaps, THEN see if the rest if them pay up!
 
2014-01-30 08:34:58 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: It's unclear to me why children or families would be charged for lunch at a public school.

Like public schools themselves, these are public services which should be free to all. If you feel you'd rather bring your own lunch or attend a private school, then that is on you to find a way to pay for it. In the meantime, the public services are available to you.

If the school can't provide lunches to all with the current budget, then cut the lunches completely. Either all get lunches or none get lunches. This half-assed lunch program hurts the poor who need the lunches the most but are least able to pay.


Where is it codified that public schools provide meals? Stuff a gluten-free, peanut-free-butter sandwich with organic carrots and low-fat ranch in Johnny's paper-not-plastic bag and shoo him to the bus.
 
2014-01-30 08:35:22 AM
Shouldn't they have been beaten with bootstraps and then sent out to pull slate from the coal pile to pay for it? (he says sarcastically)
 
2014-01-30 08:36:27 AM

teto85: Utards.




You mean progressives and gays. Salt Lake City is pretty much an island of Blue in a Red state.

Salt Lake 'gay-friendly place to live'
 
2014-01-30 08:36:46 AM

log_jammin: "We understand the feelings of upset parents and students who say this was an embarrassing and humiliating situation. We again apologize and commit to working with parents in rectifying this situation and to ensuring students are never treated in this manner again."

I'd think that they could stop taking already served lunches out of the hands of children all on their own, without the need to "work with" parents.


Yeah, insincere apologies are insincere.
School administrators and republicans are in the same boat.
They don't want logic taught at schools because it would be res ipsa loquitur that they are full of shiat every time they speak.
That's why they call it "Liberal" "Arts"
 
2014-01-30 08:36:49 AM
School lunches are for closers.
 
2014-01-30 08:38:37 AM

supichoo: Just like Jesus would do.


Maybe Jesus would have fed them all for free with loaves and fishes? God loves even you.
 
2014-01-30 08:38:46 AM
Dum dum dum dum dum dum
 
2014-01-30 08:39:30 AM
www.nachtkabarett.com

Ooo, there's another child that owes money.
 
2014-01-30 08:41:21 AM

ninotchka: Poor people get lunch for free and don't have debt. This taking away lunches would affect my kid. I don't qualify for free lunch or even discount lunch so I have to pay for lunch. My son loves to buy school food from time to time. Sometimes I forget to pay his bill. A lot of that has to do with the fact that a previous county used a credit sort of system. This county doesn't. So I get 50 calls demanded that 50 cents I forgot to pay.

So fussing about poor people is a waste of time. They don't have a bill or an account. They get it free.


It probably costs them more than 50 cents to call you ONE time to try and collect. Can't they just send a bill home each week? Or quarterly?
 
2014-01-30 08:41:27 AM
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"This f#ckin' guy..."
 
2014-01-30 08:41:43 AM
FTA "Olsen said the district encourages parents to use its electronic system to pay for lunches and set up email notifications. "  What she doesn't tell you is once you put money in your kid's account it can take up to 4 days for the system to notify the school that the money is there.  Paypams can suck it.
 
2014-01-30 08:41:59 AM

vudukungfu: log_jammin: "We understand the feelings of upset parents and students who say this was an embarrassing and humiliating situation. We again apologize and commit to working with parents in rectifying this situation and to ensuring students are never treated in this manner again."

I'd think that they could stop taking already served lunches out of the hands of children all on their own, without the need to "work with" parents.

Yeah, insincere apologies are insincere.
School administrators and republicans are in the same boat.
They don't want logic taught at schools because it would be res ipsa loquitur that they are full of shiat every time they speak.
That's why they call it "Liberal" "Arts"


Thanks for bringing your stupid farking politics into the discussion. I can't tell if you're a troll or a farking moron.
 
2014-01-30 08:42:11 AM
Those kids didn't drink their milk. It serves them right.
 
2014-01-30 08:43:13 AM
This was on the Chappelle show....When keeping it conservative goes wrong
 
2014-01-30 08:43:33 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-30 08:44:55 AM

staplermofo: ytterbium: don't harm kids because of bad parenting

This is the attitude I can't stand.  Bad parenting hurts kids.  Virtually no amount of institutional asshattery can match bad or inadequate parenting's harm to children.  The idea that the school will always take care of the kids is way too trusted.  Mistakes happen, stuff is overlooked, whatever, but you should be on top of paying for your kid to eat. How the kid eats should be one of those things parents don't let slip.  The school screwed up, but the parents screwed up too.


Soooo, how many kids have you got?
 
2014-01-30 08:45:09 AM

staplermofo: ytterbium: don't harm kids because of bad parenting

This is the attitude I can't stand.  Bad parenting hurts kids.  Virtually no amount of institutional asshattery can match bad or inadequate parenting's harm to children.  The idea that the school will always take care of the kids is way too trusted.  Mistakes happen, stuff is overlooked, whatever, but you should be on top of paying for your kid to eat. How the kid eats should be one of those things parents don't let slip.  The school screwed up, but the parents screwed up too.


A screw up is not having enough food to meet demand and some people go without.  A screw up is unintentional.  This was a deliberate misguided disciplinary action targeted at kids who had no power/will/ability to cause or rectify this situation on their own.  It was wrong because:
1)  Did NOTHING to alleviate or defray the costs of the food served previously
2)  Wasted the food, the state money used to purchase the food, the time of the personnel used to serve the food, and if/when the parents do pay, I highly doubt they will be refunded the costs of the food thrown away by the school they would have then rightfully purchased.
3)  When examined logically the end goal was to cause the children enough shame and humiliation to pressure the parents into paying up.  If they wanted to simply deal with the parents a letter, phone-call, email would have sufficed.

Their excuses for how it went down don't fly either TFA says they called some of the parents, and the person said they decided to withhold lunches to prove a point.  However they didn't know who did/didn't owe anything until after the food was given out.  They SHOULD have waited one more day after all the facts were established then.  But they didn't.  They SHOULD have waited until all the folks involved were called.  But they didn't.  If they were already delinquent several days then ONE more day isn't going to mean crap if it means getting your information together so that your ass is at least covered if nothing else.

This is bullshiat and the person(s) responsible and involved should be fired.  You can cite destruction of government property as the cause because that is literally what they did.  Its no different than me defacing someones parking spot if they don't pay their parking fee on time.
 
2014-01-30 08:45:24 AM

log_jammin: shiat happens.


In your case, it was called "childbirth."
 
2014-01-30 08:47:31 AM
Justice will be served when the name and picture of the clown responsible for this child abuse is posted here.
 
2014-01-30 08:47:51 AM
Who does that, take food away from hungry kids? Ugh. farking dickholes.
 
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