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12/06/2013 at 10:45
My kids school can be like this; if you don't pay for the breakfast club the lady running it makes the kids sit at the side of the hall no playing or breakfast provided until parents settle monies owed - she did it to my friend once who was in arrears for the grand total of 60p, there was outrage!
12/06/2013 at 10:53
Gosh, see, whatever the situation financially, it really upsets me that a child isn't fed! What the answer is I don't know.
12/06/2013 at 10:54
hmmm I see both sides. If youlet one get away with it then where does it stop? £1.75 per child per day soon adds up. However you can't not feed a child. So as Beez says what the answer is I don't know.
12/06/2013 at 11:11
It's awful that the child doesn't get to eat as it's not their fault but as beez said what can you do? It all adds up and some parents take the mick I imagine.
12/06/2013 at 11:18
I blame the parents, although it's unfair of the school not to give the child a meal, you don't know the family's back story, they could be regular non payers, it might have been done to make a point, but also it says the parents had been notified that the account needed topping up for the child to be paid. As a parent, it should be your priority to ensure there is money to pay for their food.
12/06/2013 at 11:21
It does seem wrong of the school to leave a child without any food, but it says the school notified the parents three times that there was no money and that the child wouldn't get a meal.
12/06/2013 at 11:24
Well it would help if I read the whole article. If the school contacted them 3 times then it's entirely the parents at fault here. It's like me not paying my credit card bill and being notified the bailiffs will turn up then kicking up a stink when they do.
*head in sand*
12/06/2013 at 11:28
so the parents haven't paid, school contacts them 3 times for payment, still no payment, child not given lunch and the parents have the audacity to go to the media wtf!
Yes it's a shame the child wasnt fed but what else can the school do! The parents need to take some sort of responsibility
12/06/2013 at 11:29
My daughter's school would make sure the child was fed. But its cheeky of the dad to make it sound as if its all the school's fault. I'd be mortified rather than furious myself. Our school sends a note home with the child and accepts cash payments on the day. I expect some parents do forget sometimes, but I'm sure the school feeds them.
One time they lost my daughter's lunch box - it fell off the trolley on the way from their classroom to the lunch hall. Even though they couldn't find it (it had fallen in a corner) and she hadn't paid for a lunch they still fed her a school dinner. They didn't say that because she didn't have a sandwich she couldn't eat. I think they thought it had been left at home or forgotten altogether and because they couldn't obviously see it they didn't spend too long looking for it. I found it after a few minutes but it was well hidden.
12/06/2013 at 11:48
I don't remember reading the part about the school notifying them payment was due 3 times when I first read the article, it says the story was updated at 11.29 so maybe the school's response has been added in?
It's fair enough if that's the case but even my kids school gives those who forget their lunches crackers and some fruit.
12/06/2013 at 11:56
They must have added it in.
There is a difference between forgetting one day and being notified 3 times though isn't there.
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