*A Colorado school district has come forward with a statement after receiving a barrage of complaints from the public addressing the firing of a kitchen manager who said she gave free lunch to children who could not afford it.
In our previous story on Dakota Valley Elementary School employee, Della Curry, who works as a kitchen manager, it was divulged that Curry could not in all consciousness see children go hungry; just because there was no money in their school lunch credit account.
Curry stated that these children often had problems going on at home, which she learned after reaching out to the administration and the parents.
When this was the case, and Curry had no money of her own to pay for their lunch, she would allow them to eat hot meals for free (against the policy of the school district; which was to give these children a cheese sandwich).
Apparently, many on social media got wind of the situation and blasted the school district; forcing them to come out with a statement.
In this statement they make it sound as if Ms. Curry told a bold-face lie.
“Miss Curry was not dismissed for giving free food to financially disadvantaged students. Numerous documented incidents resulted in the action taken. We are unable to fully disclose all of the details concerning her dismissal without her permission.”
“It is so unfortunate that she is able to provide inaccurate information that I can’t address because of state privacy issues,” said school district spokesperson, Tustin Amole, who claims Curry’s firing had nothing to do with giving away food.
“There are a number of documented issues that would have led to the action that we took,” she said.
“It has nothing to do with her giving free food to hungry kids?” Tom Mustin from KCNC-TV asked Amole.
“There are no hungry kids. We feed every child,” Amole responded.
Amole said she can’t go into specifics without permission from Curry to release her personnel file — something Curry has no intention of doing.
“I think they’re trying to protect themselves, which is fine. But all I can tell you is the truth,” Curry said.