PITTSBURG, Texas – Some parents still want to teach their children there’s no such thing as a free lunch and are objecting to Mother Government doing otherwise.
KYTX reports several districts in its viewing area are eligible for free lunches for all students because a certain percentage of pupils qualify.
The Shelbyville Times-Gazette explains the rule change:
The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a universal meal plan under the National School Lunch Program that permits schools to offer free meals to all students. For a district to qualify, at least 40 percent of students from April 1 of the previous year must have been eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
KYTX adds students who are “on SNAP, Temporary Assistance Program for Needy Families, in families with children in a headstart program, foster care, homeless, or migrant” can also contribute to the 40 percent threshold.
So KYTX reports the Pittsburg ISD, as well as several other neighboring districts, will now be providing free meals for all, regardless of need.
“I just feel it will help the parents out and the hardworking parents deserve a break,” school bureaucrat Lydia Going tells the news station.
But at least one parent – who supposedly “deserves a break” – is saying no thank you.
“I’m tired of liberalism, I am tired of Obama, and I am tired of the politics being forced upon us. I think it’s time to stop it,” parent William Bunn tells KYTX.
“I’m standing up for this one issue and I’ll stand up for others,” Bunn says, adding it’s his responsibility to take care of his own children.
“Why couldn’t this be used for higher teacher salaries? Or building improvements,” he asked.
“He is glad the children who need free meals will get them, but he is upset he and others will be paying for children that don’t need the help,” the news station notes.
See KYTX’s report here: