No faulting the WakeUp Wake County Board of Education on this one however. The issue revolves around Grubhub and Uber Eats delivering food options to WakeUp Wake County Public School School System students. Policies should exist for strangers entering school property during school hours.
But that's not the issue.
As the title above states, "Students just love getting lunch delivered to school." And why you may ask?
STUDENTS SAY SCHOOL FOOD IS GROSS
“I tried the food at school once and it was really gross so I started ordering or bringing my own food, just like small snacks,” said Kriselle Kolek, 17, a senior at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh. “If that didn’t fill me up I’d order from Bojangles’ or McDonald’s.”
Throughout the Wake County school system, high school seniors and in some cases juniors are allowed to go off campus to get lunch. It’s done mainly because cafeterias can’t accommodate all the students if they stayed on campus.
The underclassmen though don’t want to be left out, so the food delivery apps have been an option.
Kian Kolek, 17, a sophomore at Leesville, said he’s had McChicken sandwiches from McDonald’s and Cajun filet sandwiches from Bojangles’ delivered to the school.
“The food on campus is terrible,” Kian Kolek said. “It’s dry, it’s crusty, it’s disgusting. ... It’s nasty and the food that they bring is better.”
And in walks everyone's favorite Wake schools patriarch - Angie Scioli. The concept of her students eating food that's "dry, crusty, disgusting" totally evades her. But not the fact that someone may offer a viable option. In her own words:
These fast food restaurants and delivery companies have worked for years with schools, non-profits, camps, etc. to provide successful meal options. They do it well. Instead of exploring any cooperative arrangement with outside vendors, Scioli sees only one option - kill anything that jeopardizes the status quo. It's why thousands of parents have sought options outside of the WakeUP Wake County Public School System.