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Letter: Parents to blame in lunch fiasco
First Published Feb 04 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Feb 04 2014 12:25 pm

Regarding the article ("Lunch fiasco: A search for scapegoats?," Feb. 1), some word substitutions should be made. Kevin Conway says the kids deserve the truth and an apology from district employees. Replace "district employees" with "the parents." Kevin also stated that it feels like a cover-your-a** kind of thing, that when our "kids" make a mistake, we expect "them" to say sorry. Replace the words "kids" and "them" with "parents." Parent Vanessa May stated the school shouldn’t have been allowed to humiliate the children. Replace "the school" with "the parents." Vanessa also stated the children who had the lunches taken away deserve an apology from "the school." Replace "the school" with "the parents."

I’m sorry those children were humiliated and their lunches thrown in the garbage. What a waste! Better to have fed the kids, then called the parents.

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The fault lies not with the school lunchroom employees who were disciplined (trying to follow district policy!) Why make them scapegoats? It lies with the parents who did not pay the bill! Let’s put blame where the responsibility lies!

Parents, if you need a scapegoat to blame for the kids’ humiliation, look in the mirror!

Adeline "Eddie" Jouflas-Mosher

Salt Lake City

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