|Screw Nutritional Guidelines for|
Students, you ain't eatin'
According to Kelly Orton, the Nutrition Department Director, the district switched to a new billing system since, "it was difficult to get info from the old system and the new system is better at keeping costs down and is faster in processing payments." Well apparently not! We can't even get a list of who hasn't paid without giving the kids a lunch and then throwing it away. The sunk costs in the negative publicity alone makes the old system sound like a Retina Macbook Air. Not to mention they have now admitted many parents did not receive notices that they were even in the negative. The old system had automatic email alerts for parents; apparently the new system didn't automatically transfer these settings and parents had to go in and setup e-alerts again. Mr. Orton admittedly said, "the new system requires more effort to set that [e-alerts] up -- something of which parents were not aware." In addition they now know many parents were not alerted or not properly alerted in the first place. Most likely they failed to pin the bill to the kids shirt when they went home and mark them with a "Scarlet N" for negative.
Who created this system? Seriously! One of the first questions I would have asked when evaluating new software would have been, "Can we print a list of students who need to pay?"
|if they don't take the kids lunch, |
they will be fired!
It also appears school nutrition officers are given absolute power to make discussions in the school since the principle wasn't even consulted on the decision to send kids to debtors prison with milk and an apple. School Board members Michael Clara and Rosemary Emery cite a history of bullying from the school district to adhere to their evil commands which has lead us to this horrible event.
Either they obey the Godfather or pay the price and I think this issue should go all the way to the top starting with the Superintendent and then the Nutrition Director. They run their departments and they need to know what is going on in the field instead of playing candy crush behind doors. Someone has given these orders to the foot solders to act this way. I would expect more heads to roll on this national issue.