MOBILE USERS: m.isthmus.com
Connect with Isthmus on Twitter · Facebook · Flickr · Newsletters 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 80.0° F  Mostly Cloudy
Collapse Photo Bar

School Lunch Fraud?

Please limit discussion in this area to local and state politics.

School Lunch Fraud?

Postby 3834_tws » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:11 am

The children are on free school lunch, yet the family is buying a $260,000 house. Does something seem amiss here? Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. In fact, school lunch fraud is very common in the Madison school district.
3834_tws
Member
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:57 am

Re: School Lunch Fraud?

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:24 am

Got anything to back up your assertions (besides your mere sayso)?
Henry Vilas
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 19580
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2002 8:57 pm
Location: Name sez it all

Re: School Lunch Fraud?

Postby Donald » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:43 am

I think it occurs, but it isn't rampant.

You don't give any details for this family, including how many children, what their income is and whether they are obtaining the housing under some program, like Habitat For Humanity. You simply don't know the facts, yet you are quick to make accusations. Would you feel better if this family was homeless?

Where my kid went to school, many parents would pack lunches rather than admit to being poor enough to get a free lunch. In several cases the school lunch administrator had to talk parents into the program. Others overstated their income. They could qualify for free lunches, but only received the reduced lunch. Most people feel some shame about taking free lunches, when they feel they can pay a little something for them.
Donald
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 2297
Joined: Mon Mar 25, 2002 4:53 pm
Location: Madison

Re: School Lunch Fraud?

Postby Stebben84 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:01 pm

Oh my, someone discovered a case where a family committed school lunch fraud. We should probably eliminate the program and let those poor kids starve. Fucking takers.
Stebben84
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 4744
Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:59 pm

Re: School Lunch Fraud?

Postby rabble » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:18 pm

Steal billions while you wear a suit and you're too big to fail. A crooked cop or an embezzling politician is a few bad apples.

One person gets more funds for their kids than they should be entitled to, and it's proof that we have to dismantle the whole system, burn the books, pray in schools, and let the rest of the kids starve to death.
rabble
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 5995
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:50 pm

Re: School Lunch Fraud?

Postby nutria » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:41 pm

In the style of MadLibs:

The Foron is posting on the Forum, yet the Foron is posting his or her first post, with no evidence. Does something seem amiss here? Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. In fact, first post fraud is very common in the Forum.
nutria
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 575
Joined: Mon Dec 20, 2004 9:53 am

Re: School Lunch Fraud?

Postby Bert Ernie » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:59 pm

Do you know why these particular student's families are not being billed for their school's nutrition programs? Income is not the only determinant. Foster kids, for example, are often exempted from those costs. Special needs adoptions....sometimes the same. Income is not the only guideline. More importantly: I'm wondering how you could possibly know who is and who is not being billed for nutrition services. Are you privy to those records? If so, are you privy to FERPA laws?
Bert Ernie
Forum Addict
 
Posts: 135
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:59 pm

Re: School Lunch Fraud?

Postby DCB » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:06 pm

rabble wrote:Steal billions while you wear a suit and you're too big to fail. A crooked cop or an embezzling politician is a few bad apples.

One person gets more funds for their kids than they should be entitled to, and it's proof that we have to dismantle the whole system, burn the books, pray in schools, and let the rest of the kids starve to death.

I have no idea what you're talking about.
DCB
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 2571
Joined: Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:08 pm

Re: School Lunch Fraud?

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:04 pm

Telling kids there was meat in those pizza burgers...now that was fraud.
Ned Flanders
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 13247
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2001 2:48 pm

Re: School Lunch Fraud?

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:13 pm

I remember Ned getting upset when Reagan claimed school lunches that included ketchup and freedom (née French) fries met the need for vegetables.
Henry Vilas
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 19580
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2002 8:57 pm
Location: Name sez it all

Re: School Lunch Fraud?

Postby SidSeven » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:03 am

What!!?? You mean Public Schools are spending Money on food? For kids? How long has this outrage been going on?
SidSeven
Senior Member
 
Posts: 84
Joined: Mon Nov 01, 2004 9:58 am
Location: Madison


Return to Local Politics & Government

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Michael Patrick and 5 guests

moviesmusiceats
Select a Movie
Select a Theater


commentsViewedForum
  ISTHMUS FLICKR

Promotions Contact us Privacy Policy Jobs Newsletters RSS
Collapse Photo Bar