It's 2017 people!
One elementary school in Phoenix, Arizona is receiving major backlash after a picture of a little boy’s arm went viral.
When children at Desert Cove Elementary have low funds in their lunch accounts, the lunch lady grabs the child’s wrist to brand him/her with a stamp reading “low funds.” One mother isn’t standing for the humiliation.
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The “lunch lady” has a stereotype for being less than friendly. When I imagine the lunch ladies I had as a child, I remember a few miserable looking women, scooping spoonfuls of mush onto my plate.
It seems that the stereotype is still there, and one elementary school in Phoenix, Arizona is making sure it stays alive and well.
A second grader at Desert Cove Elementary came home one afternoon and shocked his mother.
The child had a stamp on his arm that read “lunch money.” His mother, Tara Chavez, says that her child was mortified that he received the stamp at lunch. I can imagine that Tara was infuriated that she had not been informed before hand.
Ever heard of a email?
“My kid’s really weird about stuff like that, so I asked if he was given a choice by the lunch lady and he said, ‘No, she just grabbed my wrist and put the stamp on,’” Chavez says. “I was surprised. Normally I get a slip in his folder when he needs more money.”
A slip in a folder or even an email would have been nice. It’s difficult to know the exact amount in your child’s lunch account at all times. In today’s world, with easy communication, you would think a low balance reminder could be done differently.