When we are young, most of us are unaware of how our parents’ actions, or lack thereof, can affect us. Unfortunately, that lack of action can result in a number of social and emotional difficulties for a child. Two weeks ago, a school lunch worker, Stacy Koltiska quit her job at Wylandville Elementary School in Eighty Four, Pa. because she was directed to refuse students a hot meal if they had a negative balance on their accounts. According to The Washington Post, Koltiska said that the look in one boy’s eyes was one that she would not forget. I support her decision to leave the school district and bring the matter to the attention of the public. No child should have to face the repercussions of his or her family not being up-to-date with their payment for lunch. More so, children should not have to deal with the social and emotional distress that it may cause when they are the only one unable to afford a hot meal on a particular day or for the entire year. If a student’s meal balance is not current, there should be direct contact made with the family and if they are struggling to provide for their child, the school district should already have that child on a free or reduced lunch plan.

Read full article on The Fairfield Mirror


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