BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A hearing could decide whether students in the Buffalo Public Schools can have breakfast in class. The hearing was originally scheduled for Monday, but has been postponed. Last week, the Buffalo Teachers Federation filed a grievance, saying that the morning meals in classrooms have led to unsanitary conditions, along with ants and mice.
Breakfast was moved from cafeterias into classrooms to solve scheduling problems.
Buffalo Board of Education North District member Jason McCarthy said, “If we're rotating kids through a cafeteria that only holds say 100 kids, and you have a school of 800 how do you get that done? You have to do it in the classroom.”
Buffalo Teachers Federation President Phil Rumore said, “Whether it's parents getting involved and helping out helping out, or having people stationed at each one of the floors and clean up that's all we're asking, and then we need a central committee to oversee it.”
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