The Hoboken School Lunch Debacle

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The Hoboken School Lunch Debacle


Some days I have to work for blog content and some days (like today) it finds me. Oh lucky me. A few days ago, I wrote about the school lunch changes taking place in Hoboken. Well, the journey continues.

So I dropped my five year old off today and asked his teacher “So what’s the story with the lunches?” (The answer I got from the boy yesterday was that the draconian measures deemed necessary by the board of ed weren’t going to be implemented until April…but I thought I would follow up anyway.) The teacher says that bills went out yesterday (March 3rd) and any kid with a balance would be getting the “free” cheese or bologna sandwich until the bill was paid. But nothing else. Good thing my kid likes cheese! Well there was no bill in the boy’s take home folder so I pursued this the lunch lady.



Now here it is March 4th. The bill went out March 3rd and the policy went into effect March 1st. Hmmm that’s a lot of cheese sandwiches. Ok. so I get our balance. It’s equal to three months of lunches! I say well I haven’t received a bill until now. And come to find out that no bills were ever sent! So here we are with cheese sandwich in hand, in arrears for a bill that is overdue but never sent. Wondering if the credit card companies should be hiring the lunch program lobbyists.


I have delayed the February numbers for this little story and am thinking that whoever is in charge should be ashamed at drawing a salary.

Hoboken tax appeal 26 days left.

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