Parents are cheering all across HPISD now that students in 5th grade and above have a system similar to the elementary schools for lunch accounts. No need to have cash or remember a card, just enter your student ID on a little key pad, give the cashier your name, and off you go. Parents can add money to the account online, couldn’t be more convenient.
But several parents have told me that even if students pay with cash, kids are still required to enter a student ID and give their name. A few moms have said this is backing lunch lines up more than is necessary and others are saying it’s just a little Big Brother-ish.
I’m currently in opinion development phase. So far I’m not certain that I care about this but I’m waiting to hear back from the HPISD communications guru, Helen Williams. She’ll have a super good reason, not just that parents want to see what their kids ate for lunch. BTW, what does my kid eat?
– 08/23/10 Soft Serve $1.00 1 $1.00 $1.00Tuesday
– 08/24/10 Milk $0.50 3 $1.50 Brkfast Bar $0.75 Roll $0.50 1 $0.50