They aren't worried about the process. They're worried about stigma.
But, if the process is messed up, fix it. It's not like plenty of government agencies don't have all the info plus a lot more that a parent would reasonably need to provide for free school meals. And it's not like it could possibly take longer than the amount of time (ever-increasing due to budget woes) that kids have for summer break. You could fit everything that needs to be there for assessment on a single piece of paper.
But again, it's a moot point since they don't seem to be complaining about that.
And, that has nothing to do with the viability of code systems. Which tons of schools use, and have no problems with.
Children's food preferences also have nothing to do with it. I wasn't on free lunch. But I had to get up at 5:30am to get to school. To hell with packing a lunch. I ate what the school served. Some meals were healthy, some weren't. You picked how you wanted to eat. Also, with the obesity epidemic we have going on, there's no guarantee a kid will eat better at home.
Last edited by SmokeAndMirrors; 08-16-11 at 04:31 PM.
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The only time it was a problem for me (in the past - when I did this) was when they required verification that I didn't work and didn't have income. . . that was actually annoying as hell.
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