Wake County Schools

Grubhub, DoorDash and Uber Eats? Not so fast, Wake school leaders say

Posted January 7, 2020 6:06 a.m. EST
Updated January 7, 2020 8:02 p.m. EST

— Leaders in Wake County want to set guidelines for commercial drivers delivering food to students at school.

Food delivery has become accessible and popular, and more students are ordering lunch from companies like Grubhub, DoorDash and Uber Eats. The food is delivered to school, making it easier on students, but Wake County school board members say it's an issue because they don't know who is on campus.

Wake County school board member Keith Sutton said a parent first raised the concern. There is no policy for food delivery drivers, although some schools allow it and others don't.

The school board approved a school visitor policy Tuesday that details the following for deliveries made on campus:

"Commercial visitors, including but not limited to sales representatives and delivery workers, must report directly to the front office or other area designated by the principal. If the principal or designee grants a commercial visitor access to another part of the school campus, school staff must accompany the visitor at all times, and access should be strictly limited to the purpose of the visit. In addition, sales representatives must comply with the Board policy on Collections and Solicitations."

WRAL News reached out to food delivery companies to get their thoughts on how the process might change for their driver, but they have not reached back.

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