School district rescinds job offer for fired cafeteria worker after student's parents accuse her of cover-up

MSN | 5/22/2019 | Minyvonne Burke
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© NBC Boston Bonnie Kimball, a lunch lady in New Hampshire, was fired after giving a student lunch when he was unable to pay.

A New Hampshire school district said it no longer wants a fired high school cafeteria worker to get her job back after a student's parent said she tried to cover-up giving the boy free food.

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The lunchroom worker, Bonnie Kimball, said she was fired in March by Cafe Services — a food vendor under contract with Mascoma Valley Regional School District — because she gave a Mascoma Valley Regional High School student free lunch when he did not have money to pay for food.

After Kimball's firing gained national attention last week, Mascoma Valley Regional School District demanded that Cafe Services re-hire her and give her back pay for time lost.

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The story, however, took a surprising turn when the president of Fresh Picks Cafe, the division of Cafe Services that managed Kimball, accused her of being "dishonest." Brian Stone said she let the student take a la cart items without paying, which goes against school policy, and also said the student had not been charged for food in the past three months.

Now, the student's mother is weighing in on the controversy and told the New Hampshire Union Leader that Kimball sent her son Facebook messages trying to cover-up her giving him the free food.

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In a March 28 message, Kimball allegedly told the teenager to pay his lunch tab because her manager saw her give the student food and would be there again the next day.

“We will prolly get written up, but...
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