You basically agree with me on all points except - I feel it's incompetent for CSD to allow the debt to grow to $1M before a plan is set in place. How many lunches is that?<quoted text>
Are you serious? If I borrow your power tools and never return them, may I blame you for being so dumb as to let me have them? This story is a no brainer, if you eat then pay. If you can not afford to eat...then fill out the paper work to eat on everyone else's dime. Schools get lambasted if they refuse to feed children with irresponsible/poor parents because its not the child's fault. Now you would also lambast them because the "parents" are irresponsible? Exactly when does society expect a person to act like an adult?
As to the fraud, this should be in a separate article as its a different story and was only thrown in to get the goat of people like you that think its always someone else's fault when things aren't rosy. The fraud should be prosecuted and those responsible should lose their jobs. BTW, in some rural school districts, a newly hired school employee with a family of 4 may qualify for reduced lunch.
Please re-evaluate your position (or send me your powertools).
Your analogy is hilarious and doesn't represent the situation at all. If I allowed you to borrow $2 a day, every day and let it go for a month or two - yes I am incompetent for continuing to lend you that $2 when I know you haven't repaid me for the previous 30-60 days.