SABH to Bring Back Snacks
Success Academy is a network of schools that follow a unique system of rules in order to carry out its vision of educating children. At the Bensonhurst location of Success Academy, the parent body has always strived to work with the school's teachers, administration and staff to support them in their very difficult work of making this possible. Even when the rules are challenging or counterintuitive for our children, we do our best to support the school in enforcing them.
This school year, 2018-2019, a new rule has been added to the already long list. "Scholars will not be allowed to bring in snacks from home to consume during snack time." While we appreciate that the school provides our children with snacks and lunch each day, such a rule severely undermines the parents' unalienable right to choose what their children consume. Besides the menu sent out in the communications with the school, we as the parents have no information about the brands, ingredients or nutritional value of the food served to our children. If, for whatever reason, we disagree with the food presented to our children, we are not given the option to provide them with a snack from home that aligns with our families' nutritional values. This is unacceptable and must be changed. The undersigned agree and ask that this policy be abolished immediately as this matter is outside of the school's jurisdiction and instead must be decided by the parents.