By Taxpayers Association of Oregon
The Post Millennial is featuring a story and video of an Oregon school, Capitol Hill Elementary School in Portland, forcing their elementary students to sit outside in the cold for lunch. Additionally students had to sitting on buckets 6 feet apart from each other.
The article states, “One of the students’ parents at Capitol Hill Elementary School told The Post Millennial that forcing their children to eat outside was their “final straw” with Portland Public Schools.”As a parent of a student at Capitol Hill Elementary, this policy is abhorrent,” the parent told The Post Millennial.”I am beyond furious, especially knowing children are low-risk,” they continued. “Governor Brown maskless in DC this weekend was the last straw. We’ve been patient with all of the policies here in Portland in hopes of not being ostracized within the community, but this is the last straw.”
Bend LaPine schools also debated this issue as KPTV reports, “The board approved a plan to have students eat lunch outside on school grounds, as weather permits. When eating outside isn’t possible, students will eat in designated areas inside. That call will be made by each school’s principal.”
Taxpayers Association previously reported that Portland Public schools spent $300,000 this year for outdoor tents so students could eat outside.
Is this an effective school policy for elementary students?
What should schools be doing?