Wake County cafeteria workers plan 'sick-out'
Multiple schools have alerted parents that due to staff shortages there will be no meal services offered tomorrow.
Gerald Deborah, we're talking about 32 schools in the state's largest school district impacted by this sick out now. School officials say that they are making every effort to make sure that these students are Fed, but there's no guarantee that the food service will be offered tomorrow. Some parents received this text message tonight which reads in part due to staff shortages at your child's school. No meal services on Tuesday. This message caught many families off guard and comes on the heels of Wake County schools. Bus drivers stick out that lasted two full days at the end of october some 160 busses were left without drivers tonight. I spoke with Christina jones. Her Children attend briar Creek Elementary. It's one of the 32 schools impacted by the sick out. She tells me that she and other parents are working on collecting food items like fruit and sandwiches for Children who really need them. All these Children they need to have full bellies because otherwise why what do they get why reading in school, they can't learn if they can't focus and they can't focus it again, they don't eat. Now this impacts a lot of those low income families with Children who have really depend on getting their nutrition from the school. We will be watching closely how the board of education addresses this matter during their meeting tomorrow. Back to you erin thomas live in Raleigh. Thank you erin I'm Mark boiling the WRL Live center. The information parents the students want to know on our website WRL dot com on our app. You see this blue logo right there. All you have to do is tap on that and you'll see that entire list that Aaron was just talking about. This is the headline here tonight. Wake county warns cafeterias sick out, could affect the meal service. Many schools already updating their website in the information right here. This is from Oak View Elementary, it's likely your Children's school will be unable to provide regular meal service on Tuesday late tonight. I did speak with keith sudden the chair of the school board and ask them what they're doing tonight to make sure Children do have food tomorrow. Well we're asking you know that if they can uh you know send students to school with a meal um you know with food a pack of sandwich or lunch or what have you uh were put into contingency plans in place uh now so that students will not go without food uh tomorrow. And I press sudden little bit asking what those contingency plans look like as they work through them right now. It could be as simple as just ordering in pizza for students. And if there's no pizza available nearby, they could go to a restaurant and do take out but they are working right now to make sure there is food on the table for lunch tomorrow. This definitely is going to evolve overnight as we get new information and the list that's updated on our website, could grow our morning team. Has you fully covered right here on w r a l, back to you?