Tuesday 18 Jun 2019

Some WCPS Schools To Provide Lunch This Wednesday

Last week, Wayne County Public Schools announced that it will be CLOSED for students on Wednesday, May 16, due to the high number of expected teacher absences. Here are a few updates regarding the closure.

Expected Absences:
As of 1 PM on May 14, approximately 660 teachers and support staff had requested leave for May 16.

Food Services
To assist families in need of food services, the district obtained approval from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to utilize the reimbursable summer feeding program model.

The following cafeterias will be open for lunch on May 16:

  • Brogden Primary
  • Carver Elementary
  • Dillard Middle
  • Fremont STARS Elementary
  • Eastern Wayne Middle
  • Spring Creek Middle

Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The meal will consist of turkey and cheese on a bun, garden peas, pinto beans, tropical fruit mix, and milk. This meal will be free for students up to 18 years of age. Adults who bring a student do have the option to purchase a meal at a cost of $3.50.

In addition to the opening cafeterias, the district is also providing breakfast pastries and fruit for up to 200 students who will be at the W.A. Foster Center in Goldsboro on May 16.

Eastern Wayne High
North Carolina General Statute §115C-84: School Calendar requires that school calendars have a minimum of 185 days or 1,025 hours of instruction covering at least nine calendar months. As a result of the closure, Eastern Wayne High is the only WCPS school at risk of not meeting the minimum number of legislated instruction hours. This is due to the high volume of school closures this winter in conjunction with a thirty minute planning/professional development block that is scheduled throughout the school year for staff each morning.

To address the shortfall, Eastern Wayne High began starting school 10 minutes early (8:15 AM) on May 14, and will continue with the earlier start time through the end of the school year.



  1. ErlRay says:

    Are the buses going to pick them up also? More liberal magic ..

    • Waynecountynative says:

      So feeding hungry children is a bad thing?

      • Adamrothman says:

        Not a bad thing but how do the kids eat in the summer since their parents are not capable of feeding their offspring even with food stamps and food banks. But the parents that can feed their kids have to be absent from work or pay for daycare. According to school nutrition.org 30 millions children eat lunch prepared by a school cafeteria. Out of that 30 million 20 million eat for free 2 million reduced and 8 million full price. So 66 percent eat free. According to wayne county lunch costs 2.35 per student. If we assume each teacher is responsible for an average of 20 students, then 13 of them recieve free lunch that is $30.55 per day $152.75 per week $611 per month. Just think if parents could bring themselves to making a turkey sandwich and putting an apple in a bag for a cost of what 75 cents of their ebt money. That $611 a month could be a raise for the teacher. But there is no way we should expect the parents to provide nutrition for their children. I know i know maybe they are not capable. That is just the soft bigotry of low expectations.

        • ErlRay says:


        • Waynecountynative says:

          I have no doubts that the program comes with costs and there is surely graft and waste within it as well. Any government program suffers from these issues, be it school lunches, military actions in Syria, or government subsidies for corporations. However, I don’t believe that children should ever be held accountable for the sins of their parents. Are there some lousy parents out there in the world – yes indeed. It’s one of the largest problems facing schools and society today. But you don’t punish a child because their parent is lousy.

          • Adamrothman says:

            I dont recall taking a punish the child stance. Just pointing out the sad state of affairs our society has come to. A society of many takers and few givers. Its all very sad and i was just pointing out that a vast amount of school resources are alocated for what parents should be providing for their children. Lets face it, in the majority of cases public school is just a free daycare program. None of this has to do with corporate subsidies or military action. Why is it every time one brings up a valid point to a leftist they always start pointing at something else?

        • Waynecountynative says:

          Believe me Mr. Rothman, the fact that you believe that my willingness to feed hungry children somehow makes me a “leftist” says a lot about the sad state of your political insight and views as a person. Very sad!

          • Adamrothman says:

            Again you sidestep the point. You are a leftist because of your numerous other comments. You are a bleeding heart liberal who is pretty much a socialist and you are obviously for open borders. Everytime someone else comment on an illegal alien commiting a crime, you ride in on your unicorn to save the day. My best guess is that you are a teacher because of your inabilty to think critically and the matter of fact way you spread leftist doctorine. Your virtue signaling about feeding the precious children does not work. All of you want to help but as long as it is someone elses money. No i dont care about feeding some lazy breeders child so that child can grow up and not feed his/her child. So just give it up, you lose professor.

      • Jesus says:

        No, the Obama lunch program was a bad thing.

        Google for some pics of this glorious program he introduced.


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