Opposing Views published a story about a California school making a 7-year-old boy wear a sticker that said, “Lunch money please” on his shirt. The sticker was placed on the Bonsall West Elementary student for not having lunch money.
Kim Segaline, the mother of the young boy saw the sticker on her son’s shirt and asked why he was wearing it. He told his mother that the lunch lady put it on him to make sure his parents saw it.
The mother said her son has been eligible for free lunch for the past two years and didn’t realize there was an issue. The school informed her that she was required to complete a form every year.
The school defended their sticker policy because students often lose their notes or neglect to take them home. A sticker ensures the parents receive a notice about their child’s school lunch money. Segaline thinks the sticker displays a child’s financial position, which should be kept confidential.
Read more about this story at the Opposing Views website.