A St. Louis lunch lady who says she was fired for feeding a needy kid has gotten her job back.
Dianne Brame gave free hot lunches to a fourth-grader for two months after his eligibility ran out, KSDK reported. Brame said the child’s mother doesn’t speak English and might not have understood the paperwork involved for the compensated lunch program.
The child was supposed to be “reduced” to a cheese sandwich and carton of milk for lunch. But worried that he might be teased by other children for the paltry meals, Brame continued to feed the child the normal menu at Hudson Elementary School.
A colleague eventually reported Brame to Chartwells, the food service provider at the school.
Brame said she was fired soon after.
The Webster Groves School District said in a statement it had no knowledge that Chartwells had decided to fire Brame, and instead told parents “our understanding is that Chartwells decided to move the individual from Hudson to another location and the employee refused the offer.”
By Friday, Chartwells had reversed course, reinstating Brame at Hudson.
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