School says no after businessman offers to settle students’ lunch bill

School says no after businessman offers to settle students’ lunch bill

The president of a Pennsylvania school board whose district warned parents behind on lunch bills that their children could end up in foster care rejected an offer by a businessman to cover the cost. Todd Carmichael, CEO of La Colombe Coffee, offered to give Wyoming Valley West School District $22,000 to wipe out the bills. The president argued that money is owed by parents who can afford to pay.

CoolerKing 1 year

This just proves that this School Board is power hungry. It's not enough that they can raise your property tax on a whim, they want to control you too.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

I bet those school "officials" aren't hurting for lunch money. Fire the lot of them.

James Villalobos
James Villalobos 1 year

The disproportionate response is astounding. You're late in your payments, so we're going to take your kids away. Fuck you, the ONLY thing that should result in having your kids taken away is endangerment of the child. Fuck this school district.

Macius 1 year

Obviously, idea that kids can be taken away from the parents because unpaid bill is ridiculous, but I can see why school declined the offer from this good guy. For my understanding, district this school is located in, isn't especially poor or "underprivileged" . Meaning parents can pay the bill, only choose not to for one reason or another. So accepting this offer would do more bad than good. If they would take cash, nobody else will pay ever again. And what about people who actually paid for their kids lunch? Would they get money back or what? Pay your bills people!

Sir_Kutz 1 year

My mother is a public school teacher and it pains me so much that people on school boards are 100% anti child.

Barny Fraggles
Barny Fraggles 1 year

Well, if any of the democratic candidates win in 2020, everything will be free so just wait it out. Sure, everyone will be eating stale black bread made from communal wheat apportioned out by the party based on social credit points but that's nitpicking.

Lowlife 1 year

Devils advocate: the school wants to hold irresponsible parents who can afford the bill but won’t pay it responsible. Broke families have government programs, families shown to have means but choose to not use them do not

Jake Middleton
Jake Middleton 1 year

Is it normal for people on the states to rely on the schools to feed their children? Genuine question just seems odd to me

Zachary Brooks
Zachary Brooks 1 year

Why were the meals not paid for originally? Why were they provided without a need for payment?

Booble Plus
Booble Plus 1 year

Its about time the school administrators that are pulling this commie crap be named.

ConcealCarryProtect 1 year

I refuse your kindness and substitute dickish attitude.

Gunter-c137 1 year

this is what happens when the bottom 10% of degree holders need a job.

darkwingsmurf 1 year

So this has nothing to do with the money but everything to do with control

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

New news! The rat bag school accepted the money.

Michael Tatom
Michael Tatom 1 year

$22,000!! So if I get this right, the parents are capable of paying but they just don’t? There’s got to be some other way to resolve this? And I don’t mean letting the parents off the hook.

Hannibal 1 year

The outrage is beautiful... Never trust mobs. These are bills owed by people who CAN afford to pay them. Think about it from the school's perspective: it's not like these shoddy parents can be sent to collections and they won't let kids go hungry. All that's left are threats.

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