PTSA letter says kids can skip lunch line for $100

PTSA letter says kids can skip lunch line for $100

PTSA letter says kids can skip lunch line for $100

Parents are claiming classism in the cafeteria.

"You got those who can pay, and those who cannot", Christ Stephenson, a father of one of the school's students, told WXYZ.

The form asked for sponsors for certain dollar amounts, with the money going to help the school.

For $50 a person or business would get their name on the school's website and for $100 a parent could have their child skip the lunch line.

What's more, says Stephenson, the kids are only allowed 20 minutes for lunch, making the front-of-the-line pass an extra slap in the face to kids whose parents can't buy one.

"You've got those who can pay and those who can't", said an angry parent, who felt students whose parents couldn't afford to pay $100 would be disrespected and open to ridicule.

Stephenson shared the form in a Facebook post, which has since garnered hundreds of comments from upset parents.

Andrews - who has been principal for four years - added to ABC Action News, "Nobody is a second-class citizen here, and I would encourage anybody to speak to parents that have been here".

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The principal told Tampa-based WFTS that he never saw the form and would have never included it in the packet. Since he's arrived, he said he has changed many things to be as inclusive as possible.

Andrews said he also addressed the issue with PTSA members, who are volunteers. "We just want to get it right, move forward, and apologize".

The president of the PTSA, Jil Bevis, said the sponsorship packet was sent out by mistake.

"We look to strive to look for new and innovative fundraising ideas to enhance the school experience for our students", the told the local station.

"As a PTSA group, they're always looking to for creative ways to raise funds. We offer a variety of fundraising options for our students and families to choose from each year", the PTSA said.

'This Family and Business Sponsorship program was explored, but we decided not to implement, ' she said in a statement. The intent of our PTSA is to always do the best for our students and families.

A Florida school included a fundraising document in the students' orientation packets that caused a ruckus among parents. "I think it was brainstorming on their part, unfortunately, it needs to be approved by me, however it seems like this didn't pass my desk", he wrote, News Channel 8 reports.

Andrews noted to the Daily Mail that "sometimes people make mistakes" and reiterated that the program will not be offered.

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