In response to the March 5 article “Carrots, not cookies, at school benefits?” School board members have been elected to work on school budgets, student assignments, school schedules and most importantly student achievement. They have not been elected to be food guardians at afterschool events.
When was the last time anyone went to a Carolina Hurricanes game or a WCPSS game and said, “I would really love to eat a carrot stick”? These healthy snacks will be at first costly to boosters because they won’t be bought and they will rot. Then it will be costly to WCPSS because the boosters will stop having those fundraisers for the schools.
The school board needs to stick with student achievement as its goal. It has enough on its plate!