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Posted on October 14, 2019 2:47 am
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Carla Crumb
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Lunch Money
I saw a child standing in the hallway crying because he didn't have his lunch money says left it on the counter at home is it appropriate for me as a teacher to buy that child a lunch?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 14, 2019 3:49 pm

uqaTaq
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This is up to the discretion of the teacher. One option would be to provide that child with a snack from your classroom, rather than giving money. Teachers should be careful to avoid doing this often and publicly, because you do not want this to become an expectation of you from students. If this becomes a repeated issue with that student, I would reach out to the family.
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Solution 2
Posted October 15, 2019 1:08 am

Myria Coure
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As for myself I could never see a child hungry and not help. If the child doesn't eat how can he/she perform on an empty stomach. Anything could have happened such as a busy morning and the parent might have forgot to give the child money. I would just send the parent an email telling them about the situation. I would let them know you paid for the lunch as well because you could not let the child not eat. Let them know it's no big deal you know situations happen and you just wanted to keep them informed. I would also remind the parent that they can pay for lunches online. I know most schools offer a peanut butter and Jelly sandwiches for children who forgot lunches or lunch money as well.
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nuXuma
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This seems like a wonderful course of action making sure to contact the parent in a way that doesn't put them on edge is great.
  Posted on: October 19, 2019 7:21 pm

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Solution 3
Posted Yesterday 6:26 pm

Nicole Morris
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If I saw a child crying because he forgot lunch money, I would be sure to follow the school policy regarding this issue. Most schools will have a set plan in place to remedy this situation because it is probably a common issue. Before providing snacks or food to any student, teachers need to be aware of what can and cannot be offered to the child regarding and possible allergies or restrictions.
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Posted Yesterday 6:53 pm

ehaJaT
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There are policies at each school to address this situation. It is difficult seeing someone deprived of the basic human needs for survival, so I would assume most adults would find a way to get the student food. It is important to keep in mind, medical conditions could prevent some students from eating certain things. Before the student eats, the adult must be sure the food is appropriate.
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Posted Yesterday 6:54 pm

ehaJaT
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There are policies at each school to address this situation. It is difficult seeing someone deprived of the basic human needs for survival, so I would assume most adults would find a way to get the student food. It is important to keep in mind, medical conditions could prevent some students from eating certain things. Before the student eats, the adult must be sure the food is appropriate.
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Solution 6
Posted Yesterday 9:04 pm

TOliver
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I as his teacher would not pay for his lunch,other students are watching and waiting for the response you will give.Just like a muffin or candy another student will forget their money the next day an expect you their teacher to provide money for them. When a student does not have any money or has forgotten their money at home the school cafeteria provides them with a credit slip. That slip allows them to get a lunch and reminds their parents to pay or set up an account if the student frequently forgets money. The cafeteria will not allow a student to go hungry.
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Solution 7
Posted February 17, 2020 5:55 pm

Desiree Boyd
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This is up to the teacher, their is no issue at all, but I would also write a note for the parent about the student forgot his lunch money.
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