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Letter: Bring your own fork

Should students who bring their lunches to school be allowed a plastic disposable fork if they forget one from home?

Parents in the Re-2 school district, Rifle High School in particular, should be aware that if your student forgets to pack silverware with their lunch they can forget about getting one from the school.

According to the head of Rifle High School’s lunch department they are “self-funded.” Oh, really? I don’t think so. The lunch program is a federally funded program that gets paid by the government for each meal it serves. Who do you think the government gets its money from? That’s right, you and me, the taxpayers.

I was actually told on the phone, how dare we expect the lunchroom to hand out plastic silverware to students who bring their own lunches?

More than 50 percent of students in the Re-2 school district qualify for free lunches, and I commend the program that makes sure children get a healthy lunch, but God forbid (can I say God when talking about schools?) a student not in the program needs a fork.

What is wrong with our school administrators? I am so glad that my children will soon be out of this system, and I pray (if I’m allowed to) that all current and future students don’t forget their utensils.

Eileen Cummings


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