5 NEWS UPDATE: Barbour County Superintendent Speaks Out About Lunch Controversy
Written by Lindsey Burnworth
Last updated on May 07, 2013 @ 1:17PM
Created on May 06, 2013 @ 5:51PM
5 NEWS UPDATE 5/6/13:
Barbour County's schools superintendent has apologized for a mixup that led to students at some schools receiving a cheese sandwich for lunch.
Dr. Joe Super, said they are sorry for the misunderstanding that lead to kids only getting a cheese sandwich for lunch last week. He said he will ensure it never happens again, and any kids that got the lunch will be credited.
ORIGINAL STORY 5/3/13:
5 News has received several emails and calls about the quality of school lunches in Barbour County.
On Friday, officials at the board of education said they refused to comment until Monday.
Students at Philip Barbour High School, Philippi Middle School, and Philippi Elementary School were supposedly only served a cheese sandwich for lunch on Thursday.
Parents are claiming they've heard there was no lunch meat on the sandwiches because the school didn't have money to pay for it.
When 5 News talked with the superintendent, he said he won't make a comment until he has the time to investigate the claims.
5 News also tried to talk to the school nutrition director, was told they'd call us back on Monday.
A spokesperson for the state board of education said they'll be looking into the issue, and if they find that these allegations are true, they'll work with the schools to correct the problem.
They also said their first priority is making sure kids are getting healthy options for breakfast and lunch.
The spokesperson also brought up another point. She said schools typically offer several options for lunch, and that picture could have just been what a student chose to eat.
The school menu online for Barbour County said they were serving pork chops and hot dogs for lunch, but until we hear back from the BOE, 5 News won't know what choices students had.
As soon as any other details are released, 5 News will share them with you.
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