From what I hear parents are pretty divided over this new policy put in place in one school district in Pennsylvania. The Aliquippa School District says they plan to search students’ bags and backpacks to make sure they don't have too many snacks in there!
The district announced the new policy on Facebook that will affect students at the Aliquippa Junior/Senior High School. Any snacks larger than a four-ounce bag of chips or a 20-ounce soda will be confiscated and tossed in the trash. That Facebook post has since been deleted after it received hundreds of comments.
Officials in the district say the students have been bringing in tons of bags of chips, candy, and soda and trading and even selling them to other students. So what? They’re young entrepreneurs. Well, apparently all of that has led to arguments and fights among the students so it’s become a problem.
The school superintendent said, "I don't think any child needs to bring in family size bags of chips for the day."
What the heck? We used to trade snacks in school all the time. And my high school, Bishop Feehan in Attleboro had a candy store run by the nuns. It was the best part of lunch!