Change OBEN Policy of Elimination of Juniors Open Lunch Privileges Class of 2020

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Change OBEN Policy of Elimination of Juniors Open Lunch Privileges Class of 2020

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Mia Giardina started this petition to Oyster Bay East Norwich Central School District Board of Education

My name is Mia, and I am an Oyster Bay East Norwich High School Student, of class 2020. Our graduating class has always been coming up a year short it seems. 

Previous classes ahead of us, had the privilege of earning the ability to leave campus in the fourth quarter of their junior year. This was one of the student privileges known as "Eleventh Grade Open Lunch". 

We start this year finding that the district has decided this will no longer be an option. This is just another situation of a year too late for us.

This privilege has always been something to work for. If we keep our grades up we would be rewarded with the ability to leave school campus for lunch, a little break from the grind of school. Freedom to stretch your legs, walk into our great little town and get a fresh bite to eat for lunch. Nope, not for our class of 2020. It has been decided we are not worthy of such accomplishment. We are made to feel like we are in jail. Since we have nothing to earn now, I feel as if this will promote cutting - leaving school grounds undocumented, which can create a dangerous situation. 

I say NO! Us as a class and community cannot let this happen, we must stand up and get what we deserve. What we have been looking forward to for 11 years. This creates negativity within the class body because there is now no reward to earn.

How dare the school unilaterally make this decision without the input of the students and parents, and no reason to why this decision was made. We are entitled to the same "Open Lunch Privilege" that has been afforded to many many generations within our school district.

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