Alice parents claim lunch time is not enough time to eat
The new school year has just by begun but students and parents over in Alice are upset. The principal last year made changes to the schedule. They went from 3 lunch periods to only two and parents say that is where the problem started.
Lunch time in high school for many of us it was our favorite time of the day. You had a break from studying to eat and enjoy some time with friends but in Alice parents say that's a different story.
"He's scarfing down his food theirs sometimes he doesn't have time to get to eat or I bring him food to eat," said Maria Urrutia a concerned parent.
This is just one of many parents that's upset with the change in the high school lunch periods. This year, the school district got rid of one lunch period. Now, they've divided the13-hundred students into two 30 minute lunches and parents say it's just not enough time to eat.
"My main concern is the safety of a number of kids in there," said Amanda Saenz a concerned parent.
The superintendent says they have 6 different lines for students and they have also added extra seating on the stage and here in this area.
"Based on what I have seen and my experience, students are being fed, there's enough food, there are enough chairs and there's enough time," said the superintendent.
So what are they doing with the 30-minute lunch that they got rid of? School administrators say that's now an advisory period.
"This is for students who are struggling who need assistance. in addition to that. Students who are advanced students who are passing and doing well we are providing an enrichment as well," said Alma Charles the Alice Superintendent.
But parents don't think it's necessary they just want things to return back to normal.
"I don't think an advisory period is necessary things have gone smoothly before coming after school figure out what you need if you are behind come to talk to your teachers," said Dora Gaza a concerned parent.
At this time school officials say they don't plan on making any changes to the lunch periods but the superintendent says she will continue to monitor the situation and will be at school lunches every day this week.