Keep Oakland Tech's Off Campus Lunch
Oakland Tech is thinking about getting rid of off-campus lunch. Many people rely on being able to walk to stores to get food, or going out to their cars to grab something. The businesses around also rely on the students to keep their stores open. Without students buying their items, they would lose money and could close down, which would be harmful to the community.
This would also cause people to be late to first period because they will be buying lunch before school. If people buy lunches before school, the lunches could go bad by lunch.
They are also thinking of making there be two lunch periods since there is a large number of students. This would cause friend groups to be separated, and make being at school less enjoyable. Being able to see friends at lunch helps us relax from the stress of the morning, making for a smoother afternoon. Lunch is the only time some students are able to see friends, as they may not have classes together. An essential part of growing up is learning to be social in different situations.
Students may also not be able to talk to their teachers. If a student has lunch one period and their teacher has it the next, they won't be able to meet.
We encourage the school to find a different way to solve the problem.