Proposed Michigan Bill Would End Lunch Shaming in Schools [VIDEO]
This is something I never even thought of before but I back it 100%.
A Grand Blanc mother is standing her ground while lawmakers consider a "Hunger-Free Student Bill of Rights" to end "lunch shaming" in Michigan schools.
According to ABC12, all this started when a seventh-grader at Grand Blanc East Middle School saw his friend's lunch get taken away because of an overdrawn lunch account. I can't even imagine how humiliating that must have been for that kid. When the boy went home that day he told his mother what had happened and that's when she got involved.
This isn't about letting parents take advantage of a situation and not pay their bills, even though I'm sure some will. It's about keeping kids out of the financial discussions as the mother explains in the video below.
My son goes to Grand Blanc East Middle School as well and is also in the 7th grade. On more than one occasion he's come home and said he only had a snack because I didn't pay for his school lunch (which makes me feel horrible). It's not that I didn't have the money it was because I kept forgetting to go online and add more money to his lunch account. A child shouldn't be punished for that, they should get a meal no matter what. I now have low lunch money alerts sent to my phone so I don't forget.