If you asked me I'd say school staff responsible for taking food away from children and throwing it in the garbage should be fired, but the Cherry Creek School District in Colorado fired an employee for actually feeding children.
According to the Denver Post, Della Curry, 35, was the Cherry Creek School District's kitchen manager. She says she would often see students crying because of hunger and no lunch money. So instead of letting them go hungry, she would pay for lunches out of her own pocket or let them have it for free. When this was discovered, Curry was let go. [...]
Te district wouldn't comment on why it fired Curry, but it released a statement saying, "The law does not require the school district to provide a meal to children who have forgotten their lunch money."
The law doesn't require you to provide food to children? Okay?
It's not as if she had a habit of giving them free food at the expense of the school or the district. She paid for most of it herself.
“I had a first grader in front of me, crying, because she doesn’t have enough money for lunch. Yes, I gave her lunch,” Curry said. [...]
The Cherry Creek School District said they cannot comment on personnel issues, but said “anyone who has ever been terminated has violated some kind of written policy.”
Fuck your policy.