Editor’s note: What a sad reality.
The Manheim Township School District has notified parents that they will no longer be allowed to visit schools to have lunch with their children, a move it says is designed to “ensure a safe learning environment.”
The new policy was approved by the school board on March 21 and is effective May 1.
The policy was described in a letter to parents dated March 22 and signed by the district’s elementary-, intermediate-, middle- and high-school principals.
The letter stated that an exception can be made by each school’s principal if they choose to participate in a celebration such as National Lunch Week. The new policy would not allow parents to bring “restaurant food from outside sources” during such celebrations, however.