- Randy Speck
- Oxford, MI
- United States
Superintendent , Madison District Public Schools
Debate: Should public schools take on the responsibility for offering basic needs like food and health care to students and families?
Schools may no longer be just a place for parents to drop their kids off for six and a half hours each day. Due to various socio-economics, schools increasingly find themselves in a new place of influence. The impact of that influence could have a major impact on communities. Schools have access to be able to provide three meals a day through various breakfast, lunch and dinner programs. Schools have access to healthcare through School Based Health Centers to be able to provide services to students, their families and the community. However, the debate is...should schools have this responsibility?