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Principal Fired Over Lunch Policy

Principal Fired For Defending Low-Income Students

For some students, lunchtime is the most stressful part of the school day. Not only do they have to find a place to sit, but many have to find a way to pay for their meal — a task that can be humiliating. Noelle Roni tried to save the students at her Lafayette, CO, school from this embarrassment and lost her job as a result. Roni, the former principal of at Peak to Peak Charter School, tried to do away with a policy that required students to get their hands stamped if they didn't have enough money in their lunch account.

"The kids are humiliated. They’re branded. It’s disrespectful," Roni said in an interview. "When I see something that I feel harms children, I speak up." Unfortunately, when she tried to fight the school board on this issue, she lost her job.

To see how parents reacted to the termination, read the full story at The Stir.

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JenniferShields3556 JenniferShields3556 2 years
omg! and like we don't already have enough kids being bullyed, now they are being pointed out they have got much money!!! be for real people we need better school systems
JenniferShields3556 JenniferShields3556 2 years
that is the most fucked up thing. the head of the school board for there should be fired and her reenstated.
missnanny missnanny 2 years
This is so sad in so many ways. To "brand" these kids is beyond hateful and for those who thought it was okay, let's just put a stamp across your forehead that says "loser" and see how you like it. Kudoes to the principal for making a stand - evidently the school board members are idiots
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