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Parents upset over Lakeland school VIP lunch-line pass

Parents upset over Lakeland school VIP lunch-line pass

The pass, described in a PTSA sponshorship form, was offered in an orientation packet handed out at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy in Lakeland earlier this week.

It was a fundraising letter from the school's Parent Teacher Student Association, or PTSA, and said students who give $100 or more get a "front of the lunch line pass".

For $50 a family or business could get their name on the school website, and for $100 they could get their child a pass that would let them cut to the front of the line in the cafeteria.

"I get to eat first, you have to wait".

Parent Chris Stephenson was shocked when he saw the offer while going through his child's packet, and posted it on Facebook.

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After Stephenson shared the letter in a Facebook post on August 9 and the comments came pouring in.

The principal told Tampa-based WFTS that he never saw the form and would have never included it in the packet.

"So they needed to raise money, that's cool", Stephenson said.

'I have strived to be as inclusive as possible with all kids and this is not something I support, ' he told the station.

When parents attended orientation for the 2017-2018 school year, they received a form that not only asked for donations, but also offered incentives.

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We don't. That's on me as the principal so ultimately, it is my responsibility what goes out to the kids.

"There was much brainstorming among the group to find ways to generate funds", Andrews told Fox News.

"Nobody is a second-class citizen here, and I would encourage anybody to speak to parents that have been here", Andrews said. Again mistakes are made, but I think how the mistakes are recovered are important. In a statement to NBC News affiliate WFLA, PTSA President Jil Bevis said the organization is constantly looking for "new and innovative" fundraising ideas and admitted the lunch line perk was floated around, but they made a decision to not move forward with it.

The PTSA says the letter ended up in the hands of hundreds of students "due to a clerical error"-saying, "This Family and Business Sponsorship program was explored, but we decided not to implement it". This Family and Business Sponsorship program was explored, but we made a decision to not implement.

A Florida school included a fundraising document in the students' orientation packets that caused a ruckus among parents. The intent of our PTSA is to always do the best for our students and families. "Our families have been notified this program is not being offered".

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