Monday, June 23, 2014

Free Meals...

South Jersey Schools Worry New Free Meal Program Has Hidden Costs

"…But officials at many local schools…are also concerned that the new program could cost them other state or federal aid, and that some families could object to a possible new requirement that all families provide income information."

Currently, that is true, to get a free meal everyday for your child, you have to prove that you need it.  Imagine the horror!

"...Wildwood (New Jersey) has the highest local "identified student" rate at 61 percent and could get almost 100 percent of the meals reimbursed.  About 90 percent of K-8 students and 70 percent of high school students are in the free meal program now…"

These kids are learning all sorts of things to help them in the real world, such as, how to get a free lunch from the government.  

3 comments:

LL said...

There has been a free meal program for poor kids in place since late '60's. Is this somehow different? How is it that 90% of the kids qualify? That makes no sense at all.

That meal looks disgusting. Is the nutritional value to be found in the Catsup and the orange?

Faith Kopp said...

I spy only 2 healthy items. NOTHING IN LIFE IS FREE!!! Well, maybe the air and love of your parents, siblings and grandparents.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

It's all BS ... remember when your mother packed your lunch?