A young boy came home with a stamp on his arm alerting his parents that his ‘Lunch Money Account’ needed topping up.
Jon Biven’s said “I thought it was a good job stamp,” he said but on closer inspection it was clear that it was a reminder for him to top up the lunch money account which he claims still had some credit in it.
Biven’s said that his son mainly brings lunch from home but uses some of his lunch money to icecream or other treats at lunchtime and that forms of communication should be only by email or phone rather than ‘branding’ a child.
The Principle of the school said that her greatest desire as a principal is to communicate with the parents. Laura Ware said “we want to communicate in a way that our parents are happy with.”
According to the Superior Telegram, Food Services Director Jamie Wilson they “call 2,800 families a week with low balance notices” and there are debts of $50,000 linked to lunch money accounts that are built up in the district of Wisconsin by parents last year.
Comments flooded in from parents on AL.com who could see both sides of the argument;