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Your Views: Longer school days will result in hungry children by days' end
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My grandson is in sixth grade and he eats his lunch everyday at 10:30 a.m. He's a car rider and gets picked up by 4 p.m. or a little after by the time you get through the car rider line. Now with the 12 days added, it will be after 5 p.m.

It sounds to me like the school board is meeting with Hall County commissioners with all the propaganda they'll have us believe. There was nothing wrong in canceling spring break.

Hungry children do not learn. I know that because I was that hungry child. It is too long for children to go from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. without a snack.

Is the school board also going to provide fresh fruit for these children and fresh juice for 12 days so they can learn?

The paper stated the school official went through 85 pages of feedback with a student body so large as Hall County. Yet they did not touch the surface of the total student body nor were the opinions of the parents and caregivers considered.

I am a caregiver and I worry about the hunger pains of my grandson. You can't learn when your stomach growls with hunger, nor can you concentrate.

Melinda Ortz
Gainesville

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