As we previously told you, Pennsylvania's Wyoming Valley West School District recently threatened parents that their kids would end up in foster care if they didn’t shell out the money for their kids’ unpaid lunch bills. Well, it turns out one company tried to help, but the district wasn’t having it.
La Colombe Coffee chief executive Todd Carmichael says he offered to donate $22,000 to pay off the bills but his gift was turned down by a school board president. According to a spokesperson for the coffee chain, school board president Joseph Mazur declined the offer because he claims the money is owed by parents who can afford to pay.
As for whether parents really need to worry about their kids being taken away, that’s questionable. Child welfare authorities in the area insist they don’t run their foster system that way.