First Prev
of 4
Next Last

Since: Jul 09

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Jul 15, 2009
The standard follows the free lunch program. If your income is to high to qualify for that, you won't be considered. If you are, then I suggest calling the school board or the high school to find out how to apply.
Janice J

Granite City, IL

#3 Jul 17, 2009
2muchinfo wrote:
The standard follows the free lunch program. If your income is to high to qualify for that, you won't be considered. If you are, then I suggest calling the school board or the high school to find out how to apply.
So when will the children learn that nothing is for free? I can remember when I was in school, the kids on the free lunch program worked in the cafeteria. Now we just keep giving and it's expected. This needs to end. Free Lunches and now Uniforms? If the family can't afford the uniforms, then the child needs to taking a home economics class to learn to sew and make their own uniforms as the class project. That will send the message that "No one is gonna give them something for free!" Let's send a more positive message "Work hard, accomplish, and be proud"

Since: Jul 09

United States

#4 Jul 17, 2009
Janice J wrote:
<quoted text>So when will the children learn that nothing is for free? I can remember when I was in school, the kids on the free lunch program worked in the cafeteria. Now we just keep giving and it's expected. This needs to end. Free Lunches and now Uniforms? If the family can't afford the uniforms, then the child needs to taking a home economics class to learn to sew and make their own uniforms as the class project. That will send the message that "No one is gonna give them something for free!" Let's send a more positive message "Work hard, accomplish, and be proud"
Although, I understand your point, the school uniforms are not a neccessity for everyday life. This is something the school board has inflicted on us. The children nor parents ask for it, so I feel on that issue, they should provide for every student in the district if that's what they want. Just because I don't live below the poverty line, doesn't mean that my budget can afford two sets of clothing per child.
As far as free lunch, I would much rather my tax dollars go to feeding a hungry child then some of the things the board deems as necessary.
Mother of Three

Granite City, IL

#5 Jul 19, 2009
Janice J wrote:
<quoted text>So when will the children learn that nothing is for free? I can remember when I was in school, the kids on the free lunch program worked in the cafeteria. Now we just keep giving and it's expected. This needs to end. Free Lunches and now Uniforms? If the family can't afford the uniforms, then the child needs to taking a home economics class to learn to sew and make their own uniforms as the class project. That will send the message that "No one is gonna give them something for free!" Let's send a more positive message "Work hard, accomplish, and be proud"
I think that is outrageous. That would be like punishing the child because their parents are low income.. If the child receives free lunches or uniform vouchers it has nothing to do with anything they have done, It has to do with the amount of money their parents make. So children of single parent house holds should be punished? I absolutely disagree..
jamie

Granite City, IL

#6 Jul 19, 2009
Mother of Three wrote:
<quoted text>
I think that is outrageous. That would be like punishing the child because their parents are low income.. If the child receives free lunches or uniform vouchers it has nothing to do with anything they have done, It has to do with the amount of money their parents make. So children of single parent house holds should be punished? I absolutely disagree..
As long as the child is from Granite City Illinois.And as long as they are of Anglo race.
Mother of Three

Granite City, IL

#8 Jul 19, 2009
Porkchop wrote:
I have heard that there is a way to get school uniform vouchers for the Granite City School District. Anybody have any info?
You can call the school district office they will tell you the times and places to get the vouchers. Or here are a few places and times
G.C.S.H. cafeteria July 28and 29 1-6 pm
jamie

Granite City, IL

#10 Jul 19, 2009
I seen my next to nieghbor wearing sweat pants,and pajamas to school.If the parents low income or not would see how the way there kids present themselves it would make a difference.wearing shirts with disrespectful saying on them.
Mother of Three

Granite City, IL

#11 Jul 19, 2009
I think these restrictions are way over the top they are saying no clips or bobby pins.. Then they will complain about their hair in their eyes.We should have the rights to be individuals even as a child. Here I try to teach my children to be their self. Not to be like everyone else. Now the school is making them dress just like every other child. I disagree with it.. They should have some rights, minors or not the parents should be trusted to judge their child's clothes. And I think if more parents made sure their children went to school dressed appropriately then we wouldn't have this problem
jamie

Granite City, IL

#12 Jul 19, 2009
Mother of Three wrote:
I think these restrictions are way over the top they are saying no clips or bobby pins.. Then they will complain about their hair in their eyes.We should have the rights to be individuals even as a child. Here I try to teach my children to be their self. Not to be like everyone else. Now the school is making them dress just like every other child. I disagree with it.. They should have some rights, minors or not the parents should be trusted to judge their child's clothes. And I think if more parents made sure their children went to school dressed appropriately then we wouldn't have this problem
I agree,one thing for sure is hard for everyone is change.I think it will work out.I know it is hard to accept.But after a few months it will not even be a issue.Dont sweat the small stuff.There no reason to get upset about it.lifes hard enough.Im not being sarcastic just being realistic
jamie

Granite City, IL

#13 Jul 19, 2009
weather you know or want to.You leed by example.If you got a bad attiude about or upset about it,your kids will feel the same way.Then they will take that attitude to school.And all we can control is are attitude.It can make or break a relationship,friendship.People and things come into are lives through are attitude.I know it may sound like fairytale land.but it so true.The only thing we can control in are lives is attitude.Positive attracts positive.negative attracts negative.
jamie

Granite City, IL

#14 Jul 19, 2009
Im not perfect by no means.I think of this phrase.And I pratice this every morning."The first hour is the ruder of the day".That refers to a boat the ruder is the direction were it goes.So every morning my kids are not aloud to complain.I allways try to make some kind of joke even it its corny,just so we laugh about something.Even a fake laugh.So we start the day of in a happy direction.It sounds silly but it works.It starts your day were your ready to enjoy it.I try not to watch the news either at least for the first hour.So I dont hear depressing stuff.Negative stuff is like poison.It can make you sick.Fight this negative world.you dont have to have a negative life.
Shauna

Granite City, IL

#15 Jul 23, 2009
I think it's complete crap! With my work, I get a rather large commission check every 3 months or so. In May, I bought my kids TONS of clothes & shoes for school. I hadn't even heard of the uniform issue. Now they have great clothes that they will barely wear, and I have to buy MORE??? Next they'll tell me my kids can't wear the Nike's I bought them.....where do we as parents draw the line? I am half tempted to send them to school with the clothes I already bought. I think it would be great if all the parents did the same, and showed the school that they can't control everything!!!
JustPeachy

Collinsville, IL

#16 Jul 24, 2009
Yes, Shauna. If hundreds of students wore 'regular' clothes (that fit the dress code of last year) it would send a message to the board.

So, how many parents are willing to stand up and do it? Or will you force your children to be sheep and just follow the herd?
deb

Van Nuys, CA

#17 Aug 8, 2009
How silly you sound..only for the white kids. everyone needs to have free lunch if the parents, can't afford it. and let me tell you something. I worked for one of the riches schools districts. and I will say most of the low income student's are WHITE. AND THAT IS ASHAME.
LInda

Van Nuys, CA

#18 Aug 8, 2009
jamie YOU SOUND STUPID

I am of shame of being WHITE
jamie

Granite City, IL

#19 Aug 11, 2009
LInda wrote:
jamie YOU SOUND STUPID
I am of shame of being WHITE
why,evry race should be proud of who they are.I say only for the white kids because Granite City was made up of whites.The only reason blacks moved into Granite City is because there city officals Blacks officals.Didint take care of there kids and keep money in there own schools.So now we the white people with pay and raise there children.And by the way the blacks are more of a racist than the whites.Why are you ashamed of being white,do you have a black boyfriend?
jamie

Granite City, IL

#20 Aug 11, 2009
deb wrote:
How silly you sound..only for the white kids. everyone needs to have free lunch if the parents, can't afford it. and let me tell you something. I worked for one of the riches schools districts. and I will say most of the low income student's are WHITE. AND THAT IS ASHAME.
Yes it is a shame to see poor white kids.When do you ever see the Blacks raise money for anything.When do you see them give to poor white kids?Why dont some of those people in the wealthy school district raise money to help poor white people?
jamie

Granite City, IL

#21 Aug 11, 2009
LInda wrote:
jamie YOU SOUND STUPID
I am of shame of being WHITE
Then wdont be white.Live in a all black area.And live eat and breed outside of your race.I dont care its human nature I want to eat breed and live with my own race.Just like nature in the animal world.Im be honest.I dont care about political correctnes.And my race is who I am just like every race should take care of there own.
just me

Collinsville, IL

#22 Aug 11, 2009
Janice J wrote:
<quoted text>So when will the children learn that nothing is for free? I can remember when I was in school, the kids on the free lunch program worked in the cafeteria. Now we just keep giving and it's expected. This needs to end. Free Lunches and now Uniforms? If the family can't afford the uniforms, then the child needs to taking a home economics class to learn to sew and make their own uniforms as the class project. That will send the message that "No one is gonna give them something for free!" Let's send a more positive message "Work hard, accomplish, and be proud"
f@ck yo&u !!
just me

Collinsville, IL

#23 Aug 11, 2009
Janice J wrote:
<quoted text>So when will the children learn that nothing is for free? I can remember when I was in school, the kids on the free lunch program worked in the cafeteria. Now we just keep giving and it's expected. This needs to end. Free Lunches and now Uniforms? If the family can't afford the uniforms, then the child needs to taking a home economics class to learn to sew and make their own uniforms as the class project. That will send the message that "No one is gonna give them something for free!" Let's send a more positive message "Work hard, accomplish, and be proud"
as said before F@ck Y#ou up yhe A%s

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 4
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Granite City Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Lost and Scared 13 min howicaughttom 19
Brittany Blyue (Apr '12) 25 min Brittany Michelle... 118
Reality of GCHS 1 hr Old Timer 128
jennifer wood 4 hr Old Lady 11
king louie 4 hr so you believe 39
Jennifer Seago 4 hr chapj 7
brandie horner 5 hr brandie 5
More from around the web

Granite City People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]