How silly, how idiotic can the federal government be?
In order to remain eligible for federal subsidies
for school lunches, officials at Davis High School in Salt Lake
City, Utah, knew they weren't allowed to have active vending
machines selling soda and candy in the school lunchroom during the
47-minute lunch period.
But rules designed to keep kids from washing down their lunches
with something fizzy can be tricky. That lesson was driven home
when the state Office of Education's Child Nutrition Program hit
the school with a $15,862 fine—75 cents per violation over the
period of many months that it turns out students had been illicitly
selling soda in the school store.
Fearing more fines, the school has pulled the plug on all of its
vending until it can figure out what the rules
require. Because students eat lunch in the hallways, vending
may actually be banned throughout the school.
A local ABC affiliate reports that the school is considering
There are also plans at Davis High to put soda and candy vending
machines in a converted janitor’s closet, with a door, to comply
with federal guidelines.
Mistakes of their elders????????? The kids lose twice because of the nanny state of our federal government which should be shut down and defunded by the citizens of America.
These whackos who have taken it upon themselves to dictate everything about everybody everywhere belong in a mental hospital. Their obsession to dictate to everyone is NOT what I consider NORMAL.
Were I this school in Utah, I'd tell the federal government to STUFF IT, and refuse their money altogether. The money they send the schools is how they retain so much control over what is supposed to be a local responsibility. If I had to teach outdoors under a tree, that's what I would do.
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