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School Fined $15,000 for Selling Soda: Acceptable or Outrageous?

News 2012/05/22 13:00:00
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The federal government is reportedly suing Davis High School in Salt Lake City, Utah for accidentally selling soda to kids during lunch time -- a violation of federal law. The violation is costing the school $0.75 per student (that's about $15,000 total) and forcing it to make budget cuts elsewhere to pay for the offence. Remarkably, some people are upset.

Principal Dee Burton told KUTV, "The rule is vague and open to interpretation. For example, the way the rule reads -- you can buy before lunch starts a carbonated beverage, buy school lunch, sit down in the cafeteria, eat the school lunch and not be in violation ... You can sell Snickers and Milkyway bars because they have nuts and they're nutritious. You can't sell licorice, but you can sell ice-cream ... The misconception is if we don't let kids buy candy and pop, we drive them to the cafeteria, it doesn't drive them to the cafeteria it drives them off campus." Does it sound fair to you?


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  • zbacku 2012/05/22 14:13:21
    Outrageous
    zbacku
    +6
    The Food Nazis of the Left have go to go.

    Fact. How do you think this fine will be paid???????
    With Federal Money that was to go to the education of the kids. Now there is just less money to do the job, just because someone had a can of Pop.

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  • smitty 2012/05/22 14:45:41
    Outrageous
    smitty
    +1
    Don't we have other issues at hand that are more important.

    Isn;t this better left to the parents and residents of the school system?

    Besides 15k will do what? Buy a dinner for the Judges meeting in Hawaii..
  • Wulfdane 2012/05/22 14:37:46 (edited)
    Outrageous
    Wulfdane
    +1
    The Liberal Nanny State is growing ever larger.....
  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2012/05/22 14:28:09
    Outrageous
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Another dumb-ass stunt.
  • SundayStoleYourCookieDough 2012/05/22 14:23:58
    Outrageous
    SundayStoleYourCookieDough
    +1
    Jesus. n.n This is awful; what's wrong with soda now and then? I drink soda every day and there's nothing wrong with me n.n
  • JustMe 2012/05/22 14:17:45
    Outrageous
    JustMe
    +1
    That is just stupid because not only is this fine taking away from the students , but its not helping anything. Like the principal said, if the students want candy or soda they will get it regardless of where they get it, so why not allow the school to profit on it
  • philly 2012/05/22 14:14:42
    Outrageous
    philly
    +1
    Kids are going to drink pop,They can either buy it at school or somewhere else,it is the kids money and they will buy whatever they want,not what the school says they have to
  • Andy philly 2012/05/22 15:21:40
    Andy
    +1
    AGREED...and what about kids that bring soda to school...in their lunch or just as a drink?? Will the Fed fine them for this??
  • zbacku 2012/05/22 14:13:21
    Outrageous
    zbacku
    +6
    The Food Nazis of the Left have go to go.

    Fact. How do you think this fine will be paid???????
    With Federal Money that was to go to the education of the kids. Now there is just less money to do the job, just because someone had a can of Pop.
  • Scott 2012/05/22 13:27:27
    Outrageous
    Scott
    +2
    Just like every other bureaucratic government agency, they get a Barney Fife complex. Too much control. They think their work is actually important.

    This is a perfect example of why Obama and his minions have got to go. Also a good example of where the government can save money - get rid of the Soda Police.
  • Scream 2012/05/22 13:18:00
    Outrageous
    Scream
    +2
    How do you accidentally sell soda?
  • Andy Scream 2012/05/22 15:22:05
    Andy
    GREAT QUESTION???

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