Wow that is depressing.
okay but is that michelle’s fault for pushing for healtheir lunches or is it school districts’ faults for cutting corner by cutting calories but not making lunch any healthier?
let’s look into it.
Yes, thank you. Because yes she is pushing for a healthier lunch, but the schools still value football over feeding their students, which means that instead of providing enough healthy food to keep their students from starving, they are cutting down the amount of food available to fit within the caloric requirements … while then taking the money they saved to re-sod the football field for the third year in a row. Maybe new uniforms.
thank you for adding that. i really really doubted michelle wanted this to happen.
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I don’t know if this is how it works for all schools, but at least for my school each area had a set budget per year. That budget HAD to be entirely used up by the end of the year, and it had to be used for the purpose it was given. So while we were getting brand new computers after only having the ones we had for 3 years, the lead lunch lady was upset she couldn’t give her students better lunches. Or the teachers has to start bringing in their own paper to print assignments. And most extra curricular activities are not funded by the school at all, but the support of the community. People coming to games and buying tickets, or coming to the musicals and plays.
Now there is some times where it does get stupid. Like my choir had a yearly adjudication that we were required to attend, but when we asked for a bus to get us to the location 100 miles away outside of our county, the school board didn’t want to pay for it. We had to fundraise it. But I know our Musical Theatre department ran solely off of what we made in ticket sales and parental support, and we were an art school.
Its not always the school it’s self. It could be the school board, or whoever decides where what money goes to each department. Or even just community support. But whats important is that you get people elected to your school board who are parents, who understand what a daily life is like for a student. Its important to put money into the learning aspect of education, but we won’t learn if we don’t have the energy from eating properly. We won’t come to school or enjoy it unless we have things like the arts that make school worthwhile to come to.