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Am I reading too much into automatic approval of free lunches for everyone BUT using new fingerprint system?

 
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Am I reading too much into automatic approval of free lunches for everyone BUT using new fingerprint system?
Ok so we haven't qualified for free/reduced lunches for my kids in school for quite some time now thus I haven't even bothered filling out the application. Well this school year I get a letter stating that my child has been automatically approved for free/reduced lunches this year and no need to fill out the application. Then along with the other school announcements I get one that states how excited the school system is to be using this new "non forensic fingerprinting system" for school lunches. Does that just seem odd to anyone else? It just seems like a bait hook to me to automatically approve free lunches for everyone in order to get prints in the system? Am I being paranoid for it not setting well with me? Regardless, my son hates school food and takes his lunch and will continue to.

I'm just curious about everyone else's angle on this.
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08/17/2011 02:45 PM
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Re: Am I reading too much into automatic approval of free lunches for everyone BUT using new fingerprint system?
I thought you had to fill out an application to see if you qualified.Maybe the economy is so bad they are just giving all the kids free lunches?
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08/17/2011 02:48 PM
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Re: Am I reading too much into automatic approval of free lunches for everyone BUT using new fingerprint system?
What school system are you in?
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08/17/2011 02:49 PM
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Re: Am I reading too much into automatic approval of free lunches for everyone BUT using new fingerprint system?
I do not think you are being paranoid at all. It would not set well with me either. Many parents would be like..."sweet, free lunches for jr." without any other thought than that. Nice to see that there are still some alert parents out there who actually read school memos and are capable of critical thinking.

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08/17/2011 02:50 PM
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Re: Am I reading too much into automatic approval of free lunches for everyone BUT using new fingerprint system?
I found a link: [link to www.m2sys.com]
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08/17/2011 07:05 PM
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Re: Am I reading too much into automatic approval of free lunches for everyone BUT using new fingerprint system?
I tried to call them today to ask them where they got their information deeming us eligible, last time I looked at the scale we certainly were not; but got a machine (go figure). The letter also stated that my child would be eligible to receive free lunches unless I signed the form stating I did not wish them to and there was a "right to refuse" paragraph.

I understand the fingerprint technique to be helpful in alleviating all the issues with lost ID's, time constraints, etc. and guess I'm not or wouldn't be opposed if it weren't for the automatic approval in conjunction with the new system. It just still seems very odd to me.

Needless to say I signed the refusal.
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08/17/2011 07:41 PM
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Re: Am I reading too much into automatic approval of free lunches for everyone BUT using new fingerprint system?
They want everyones fingerprints on record. To give a free lunch under the free lunch program is a ruse!!!

Edit:

What I meant here is, they will give your kids a free lunch to get their fingerprints onto record. Even if you are NOT eligible..ergo the free lunch program give your a free lunch you are not entitled to.

Last Edited by GeekOfTheWeek on 08/17/2011 07:45 PM
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08/17/2011 07:52 PM
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Re: Am I reading too much into automatic approval of free lunches for everyone BUT using new fingerprint system?
there's no such thing as a free lunch
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