School offers VIP lunch line pass for $100 each; intense debate follows genuine outrage

Conservative News Today | 8/13/2017 | Carmine Sabia
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A Florida school created a controversy when it sent a fundraising packet home to parents offering a $100 pass to skip the lunch line in school.

The Lawton Chiles Middle Academy PTSA sent an orientation packet home with students that included a sponsorship form that asked for donations from businesses and families and it included incentives.

Person - Business - Name - School - Website

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. For $250 a person would get both and premium seats and concerts and award ceremonies.

This angered parent Chris Stephenson who shared the sponsorship form on his Facebook page.

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“So, this is a thing… for the low low price of $100, your child can skip everyone else in the lunch line, every day. What the sh*t,” he wrote.

“With middle school already being a very contentious age, with hormones and everything else, the last thing you really want to do is add a food hierarchy on top of that,” he told WFLA.

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“Bullying is already a huge deal as it is, so why add yet another way of differentiating kids from each other,” he said.

Principal Bryan Andrews said he did not know of, nor approve, the fundraiser.

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“I have strived to be as inclusive as possible with all kids and this is not something I support,” Andrews told WFLA.

“Sometimes people make mistakes, I don’t think it was anything intentional at all,” the principal said of the PTSA. “They all volunteer. We just want to get it right, move forward, apologize.”

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“They’re always looking to for creative ways to raise funds. I think it was brainstorming on their part… however it seems like this didn’t pass my desk,” he said.

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

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