This School Principle Is Under Fire For Punishing Children Due To Their Parents Failure To Pay For School Lunches
Okay, so regardless of what the question is, the preferred answer generally isn't going to be putting elementary school kids in solitary confinement. Especially when it's a punishment for something their parents did. That said, I'm not sure that there is better way to get your money in a timely fashion if you are an employee of the school. As far as I am concerned this letter was nothing more than a warning. It wasn't a notice that their children were already forced to change into prison garb and eat their poor person lunch in solitude while they think about their parents transgressions. It was just a threat, and the bigger the threat the more likely it is to achieve the desired goal. You know why the mob threatens to break your kneecaps if you don't pay up? Because threatening you with a slap on the wrist is probably going to be met with nothing more than indifference.
Sure, to actually follow through on this particular threat would technically be considered the mistreatment of a child, but it wouldn't be more detrimental to their development than having parents that couldn't scrounge up $75 with a week's notice. If a kid's future hasn't already been compromised by having negligent caretakers that can't afford lunch money than eating a crappy sandwich by himself like Steven Glandsberg isn't going to be what officially sends him spiraling into a life of crime. I'm sure this school would rather have the parents come in so they could hold them upside down by their ankles and collect every form of currency that fell out of their pocket. Unfortunately mommy's and daddy's that don't pay for their child's sustenance on time generally aren't that easy to track down either. That's why their kids have to suffer. As much as they are places that promote growth amongst our youth, some schools are still financial institutions. Sorry Billy, but eat your banana by your goddamn self because it's just business.