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I have a student who comes to class without a lunch 2/5 days a week. Stating he either forgot his lunch or his parents forgot to give him money. What should I do?
Solution: (Rates are posted for this solution!)
Have a conference with the student first to find out why he's not eating, exactly. Is he really forgetting? Does he even care that he doesn't have a lunch? Is maybe he doing this on purpose because he doesn't want to eat? All very important questions.

If this is not the case, look to administration for guidance on how to help the student be better prepared for lunch. Does he qualify for free/reduced lunches? Is there a way to make sure his lunch is paid for ahead of time so he doesn't have to worry about forgetting money?

Also, you may want to try to set something up with the parents to ensure his food is either delivered if forgotten or pre-paid for.
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Thanks for going into detail about what to do in the situation. Great advice!
Rated On: March 1, 2017 1:26 am
Rated By: emaHeR
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Any attempt at figuring out additional context is good advice. Determining why the child is going without lunch, and then utilizing administration support for options to be determined with the child's parents. Teachers should try to have some kind of snacks for emergency purposes, but this is a reoccurring issue.
Rated On: March 2, 2017 1:03 am
Rated By: jyHyHy
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Great solution, my own son would prefer not to eat at school because he doesn't like the smells in the cafeteria.
Rated On: March 5, 2017 4:57 am
Rated By: atugym
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I think this is a helpful solution, I think the first step should be trying to find out more information from the student.
Rated On: March 5, 2017 3:59 pm
Rated By: ysyver
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I love this solution! It is important to understand the problem at full in order to start creating a long-term solution.
Rated On: March 5, 2017 5:33 pm
Rated By: Chelsea Navarro
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I think this is a good solution.
Rated On: March 6, 2017 12:47 am
Rated By: aGeteb
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree that the teacher should talk to the student first before taking any other action.
Rated On: March 6, 2017 4:02 am
Rated By: Hasena Kurtić
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree that the reasoning may not be money, so it is important to get to the bottom of that.
Rated On: July 4, 2017 11:21 am
Rated By: yGedeb
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I would do the same thing in this situation.
Rated On: October 6, 2017 5:51 pm
Rated By: vaHyna
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I like this solution because if he is just forgetting getting parents involved and possibly dropping off the lunch or prepaying can be easy way to solve the problem.
Rated On: October 8, 2017 6:09 pm
Rated By: yZanaJ
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I like the idea of asking first, my nephew would not eat for awhile and he would avoid lunch and never ask for it because all he ever wanted was junk food and candy. The parent may not know this is happening and it may have nothing to do with them not having money.
Rated On: October 15, 2017 3:10 pm
Rated By: LuXaSe
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I like this solution
Rated On: February 23, 2018 3:25 am
Rated By: aqaMuT
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: This is great! I would want to cover all bases and discuss with the student what is going on before taking any actions.
Rated On: October 13, 2018 1:55 am
Rated By: eguQep