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School Lunch Room Manager Fired for Giving Out Food to Children Without Lunch Money

June 3, 2015 in Blogs

By Walter Einenkel, DailyKos

“I had a first grader in front of me, crying . . .”

Della Curry is now the former kitchen manager at Dakota Valley Elementary School in Aurora, Colorado. Last week she was fired for giving out school lunches to elementary school kids who did not have money.

“I had a first grader in front of me, crying, because she doesn’t have enough money for lunch. Yes, I gave her lunch,” Curry said.

In the district, students who fail to qualify for the free lunch or reduced lunch program receive one slice of cheese on a hamburger bun, and a small milk.

Considering that over half of the children going to public schools in the United States these days are qualifying for school lunch aid because they are living at or below the poverty level, this must make people like Republican Jack Kingston furious. Children should work hard for their cheese sandwiches and not have some welfare-queen-lunchmarm giving them food for free. Those smiling faces ain't gonna pay for daddy's corporate tax break and it definitely won't build astate of the art children's prison. Compared to the rest of the nation, Cherry Creek schools are living high on the hog with only 29 percent of their students qualifying for free and/or reduced lunches.

Mrs. Curry, a mother of two, acknowledges that she broke the law and that the school district is just following the rules, as you can read below.

 

In the district, students who fail to qualify for the free lunch or reduced lunch program receive one slice of cheese on a hamburger bun, and a small milk.

Curry says that meal is not sufficient. Many times she paid for lunches out of her own pocket.

“I’ll own that I broke the law. The law needs to change,” she said.

As Paul Ryan can tell you, in a story he conjures up out of the dust that is his soul, kids that go hungry love wealthy men who are mean to them. Something like that, I don't remember the details exactly.

Here is the Cherry Creek School District's statement:

The law does not require …read more

Source: ALTERNET

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