Florida kids can skip lunch line for $100

Florida kids can skip lunch line for $100

Florida kids can skip lunch line for $100

Parents claimed the school of "cafeteria classism", according to ABC Action News.

Parents are outraged after a Florida middle school sent out a form offering children a pass to cut the lunch line for $100. The form was included in the orientation pack. "You got those who can pay and those who cannot", Chris Stephenson, father of one of the students.

The school's principal says he had no idea the letter went out.

Students and parents in Lakeland, Florida, were gearing up for another school year when they received a letter from Lawton Chiles Middle Academy saying that for $100, students would be be able to skip the lunch line. Stephenson told the media outlet he was enraged when he saw the form.

"Hey my dad has more money than you I get to eat first you have to wait you have to wait", Stephenson speculated what the form would incite from young students.

After Stephenson shared the letter in a Facebook post on August 9 and the comments came pouring in. "You have to wait, you have to wait, '" said Stephenson, imitating the possible teasing and bullying that could come from the fundraising idea.

"It's like, 'I have money, I'm in the front of line now".

Andrews told Fox News that he did not approve of the form.

"Nobody's a second-class citizen here", said Andrews, who is entering his fourth year as principal at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy. Donations are welcome and accepted, however this addition including front of the lunch line was not approved by me, and our school goes above and beyond to be inclusive of all students. We offer a variety of fundraising options for our students and families to choose from each year. This Family and Business Sponsorship program was explored but we decided not to implement. Our families have been notified this program is not being offered.

"Who allowed unapproved documents to be distributed to 300 some-odd students without having read it?"

"What we do behind these walls, I truly believe we are for all kids, and we will continue to do that", said Andrews.

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