School district threatens to put kids in foster care over lunch debts
Woman raising money for San Antonio students’ school lunch debt
SAN ANTONIO – Nicole Baptiste is trying to erase the lunch debt for Northside Independent School District families by raising funds via a GoFundMe campaign. KSAT spoke with NISD spokesperson Barry Perez, who said lunch debt balances for each school change day-to-day due to a variety of circumstances and that the district appreciates Baptiste’s gesture. Perez said sometimes people contact administrators to pay off students’ lunch debts for that day, or sometimes they’re paid off entirely for a single school. Texas ‘Teacher of the Year’ engaged in sex acts with student in classroom, affidavit says. At the time Baptiste requested the school lunch debt totals for NISD, the combined debt for all the schools was $27,291. 69.She set a goal of $28,000 for the campaign and plans to put the full amount towards the lunch debt for NISD schools.
The campaign is not an official campaign from the district but the funds are expected to be given to administrators to help bring all negative balances to zero. San Antonio woman makes tamale in 40 seconds with genius hack. Perez told KSAT if there is excess money beyond what is required to wipe out student’s lunch debts it would be set aside to help cover future debts students might incur when they don’t have money to pay for their lunch.
Another anonymous donor pays off remaining school lunch debt for Leon County students
Thanks to another anonymous donor, Leon County students will soon have no lunch fee debt. Surprise donation was made to the school district late last month, a second person called district officials Tuesday morning to inquire how to pay off the remaining $2,500 balance, Leon County Schools spokesman Chris Petley said. Petley said the donation will be made final next week. Once made, the district’s lunch debt will be zero. There are only 10 schools in Leon County where students have to pay for their lunch.
Those schools had a total of $4,000 in lunch debt prior to the generous donations. Regardless of whether a child has lunch debt or not in Leon County, there is no lunch shaming and they are never denied a hot meal. Leon County is hoping to add six more elementary schools to the CEP program next year. Anyone wanting to know what the district’s standing lunch debt is can contact the Nutrition and Food Services office.
Former Seahawk Richard Sherman pays off school lunch debt for Tacoma kids
Former Seahawk Richard Sherman paid $20,000 of lunch debt for students in the Tacoma School District, according to the NFL Players Association. He also helped cover debt for students in Santa Clara, California. This comes just more than a week after Sherman helped re-stock the shelves of the Maple Valley Food Bank and two others in Washington state through his Blanket Coverage Foundation. Sherman is known for his rapid response charity acts, like sharing and donating to a Compton Pop Warner football team’s GoFundMe page in order to help them raise enough money to attend the National Youth Football Championship in Florida. He was recently honored for his volunteer work with a Week 11 NFLPA Community MVP award.
Sherman’s charity organization, Blanket Coverage, aims to help students achieve their full potential by donating school supplies across America.
Second anonymous donation zeroes out Leon County Schools lunch debt
Thanks to another anonymous donor, Leon County students soon will have no lunch fee debt. After reading a story about a $1,500 donation to the school district in the Tallahassee Democrat, a second person called district officials Tuesday morning to inquire how to pay off the remaining $2,500 balance, spokesman Chris Petley said. The donation will be made final next week, at which point the district’s lunch debt will be zero, he said. Leon County doesn’t deny kids food but the district did have roughly $4,000 in unpaid lunch fees from almost a dozen schools before the anonymous donors paid it off. In the future, anyone wanting to know what the district’s standing lunch debt can contact the Nutrition and Food Services office.
CONROE, Texas – An anonymous donor moved by the spirit of giving paid off hundreds of dollars in lunch dues for Conroe students. Conroe ISD told Eyewitness News the person donated over $1,400 just before Thanksgiving for students at Oak Ridge Elementary School. The school principal says the donor has no connection to the school and just wanted to pay it forward after witnessing his father do a similar deed. We’ve seen multiple acts of kindness similar to the one at Oak Ridge. During the summer, a 9-year-old boy paid off his entire third grade class’ lunch debt.
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49ers’ Richard Sherman pays off students’ lunch debt
SANTA CLARA – Students at Cabrillo Middle School in Santa Clara have one less thing to worry about after San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman paid off their cafeteria debt. In a news release, Principal Stan Garber said Sherman pulled him from his Saturday shift as a docent in the 49ers Museum to give him a personal check for exactly $7,491. Sherman launched the foundation in 2013 to provide students in low-income communities with school supplies and clothing so they can more adequately achieve their goals, according to its website.