“I do not dare to challenge parents to offend, nor do I forbid parents from going to school to check meals or supervise students’ meals,” said the principal of Tu Cuong Primary School. said.
Parents “report” the meal and the principal’s attitude
In recent days, on social networks, photos of students’ lunch meals with the content reflecting on the semi-boarding meals are said to be “poor”, not commensurate with the amount of parents’ contributions and development. lack of standard language by the Principal of Tu Cuong Primary School, Thanh Mien District (Hai Duong).
Talking to PV Family & Society Newspaper, Ms. H., residing in An Nghiep village, Tu Cuong commune said: “The content shared on social networks about the above issue is mine. Due to the frustration with the attitude and behavior of the principal and the boarding meal, I shared it on social networks.”
The content of the incident was shared by the students’ parents on social networks. Photo: D.Thuy
According to Ms. H. around 10:30 pm on October 19, she went to Tu Cuong primary school to pay for her daughter’s meals. When she got to school, she went to see Ms. Voc – Vice Principal to pay and went to the dining room to see her daughter having lunch.
After a while, Ms. Do Thi Phuong – Principal went up to the room and said, why do parents of students just go into the dining room on their own without going through the security guard, not through the school’s leaders, if there is an unfortunate accident? toxic for students. Next time must be approved by the BGH and want to go to check anything, the school will send someone to take it away.
“Listening to Ms. Phuong, I replied that the purpose was not to go to school to check students’ meals, but to pay for my daughter’s meals today. Meanwhile, as a parent of students whose children eat at school, I am allowed to check their children’s meals at any time and do not have to ask anyone.
Next, I said, if parents are not allowed to check their children’s meals, then I and the principal went to the Commune People’s Committee, to the District Department of Education and Training to ask. At this time, Ms. Phuong had a defiant attitude and told me to ask where she wanted to go… Right after that, I had a phone call to the Chairman of the Commune People’s Committee to report the incident”, said Ms. H.
The meals of the students of Tu Cuong Primary School are said to be not commensurate with the payment. Photo: D.Thuy
According to this parent, before the incident, she went to school twice to bring medicine and warm clothes for her daughter. Every time she went to school, she waited until after school to avoid being affected, and on those occasions she went to her daughter’s lunch room.
“I see that the students’ meals this year are not as good as last year’s, the food portions are not good, even though the amount of food this school year has increased by 2 thousand VND/meal. The meal is not commensurate with the amount parents contribute. So, I took pictures of the meal and saw how the other meals were to have an opinion with the school.
Specifically, for the 2017-2018 school year, a half-boarding meal is 12 thousand VND/student, in the 2018-19 school year is 14,000 VND/student. Therefore, the information I shared on social networks has made it clear that the total cost of a student’s meal is 20.8 thousand VND, including: a boarding meal of 14 thousand VND and also service”, Ms. H. explain.
In order to widen public opinion and help readers understand many aspects of the issue, the reporter worked with the Board of Directors of Tu Cuong Primary School, representatives of the Parents and Students Association, leaders of Tu Cuong Commune People’s Committee and Thanh Mien District Education and Training Department.
The menu of the semi-boarding meal on October 19, the day of the incident. Photo: D.Thuy
Ms. Doan Thi Voc – Vice Principal of the school in charge of the semi-boarding kitchen said that the school organizes to collect food on Wednesday and Thursday. However, on Friday (October 19), some new parents came to pay, including Ms. H..
“That day, after collecting another parent’s meal in the office, I went up to the students’ dining room to check. When I got there, I saw that Ms. H. was present and Ms. H. said she went to school to pay for her daughter’s meals. Then she handed it in to me right here in the dining room.
A few minutes later, Ms. Phuong went up to the dining room and said, if the parents pay for the meal, then go down to the office, and here is the student dining room, parents should not enter for fear of poisoning or insecurity. quiet.
Next, Ms. Phuong and H.’s parents had an argument with each other. Seeing that, I said that the two of you should go out to avoid affecting the students’ meals. Then the two of them went out and I don’t know what’s going on. At noon, the Chairman of the Commune People’s Committee called me to ask about the case,” Ms. Voc informed.
Ms. Voc affirmed that information shared on social networks about semi-boarding meals is baseless. Photo: D.Thuy
Before the parents complained about the semi-boarding meal, Ms. Voc said: “This information is baseless, because this school year, most food prices have increased compared to the previous year. Meanwhile, every week we have a clear menu of meals and the total meal/week is divided into 5 meals.”
Specifically: A meal with minced meat + egg + meat soup + watermelon will have an extra amount of money to make up for a meal with chicken + bone soup or a meal with minced meat + shrimp + crab soup. Moreover, this school year, students can eat fruit for dessert (watermelon or banana) from 2-3 meals/week, while in previous years, if they have money, they can buy fruit for dessert in the school year. last few meals of the school year.
As for the money collected for boarding meals that have been met, the agreement with the parents of students from the beginning of the school year includes: lunch fee of 14 thousand/student; child care service fee, noon lunch 130 VND/month/student; surcharge for buying gas, pure drinking water, toilet paper, dishwashing liquid 20 thousand VND/student/month.
At present, Tu Cuong Primary School has 368 students registered for part-boarding. Photo: D.Thuy
Explaining H.’s parents’ reflection on the challenging attitude, Ms. Do Thi Phuong – Principal said: “We do educational work and manage nearly 1,000 students studying at 3 schools because of the facilities. The school’s nature is difficult, the school’s topography is complicated (2 schools are close to each other and 1 odd point is nearly 3 km from the school).
On the other hand, the school is focusing on promoting the quality of comprehensive education for students, so we need the consent and support from parents and more students to register for boarding school. Therefore, I do not dare to challenge parents to offend, nor do I prohibit parents from going to school to check meals or supervise students’ meals.
I, along with the Board of Directors, always encourage parents to come to school to watch their children eat, thereby giving feedback to help the kitchen and help us better perform the part-boarding work.
However, when going to school, parents should notify the security guard, through a representative of the Board of Directors on duty, so that the school can send someone to accompany the parent during the supervision process. This is also a way to ensure the safety of the agency, to protect order and food safety for students.”
The source of food is clearly certified by the school’s canteen at the establishment. Photo: D.Thuy
According to the kitchen staff, from the beginning of the 2018 – 2019 school year until now, at the morning dismissal time, Ms. H. repeatedly entered the school, went to the kitchen, went to the dining room to check and took pictures and videos. Therefore, when reading information on social networks about the incident, people disagree.
What speak do Authorities say?
Sharing about the incident, Mr. Nguyen Tien Lu – Chairman of Tu Cuong Commune People’s Committee informed that, on the morning of October 19, he directly went to inspect the primary school and received feedback from the vice principal on the sub-problem. Parents and students enter the school freely.
After the incident happened, the school board issued a notice stipulating a number of issues related to semi-boarding. Photo: D.Thuy
“At noon of the same day, after receiving feedback from students’ parents, I had information for the vice principal to find out the incident. In fact, it is allowed for parents to come to school to check their children’s meals and meals, but must comply with the school’s rules and regulations.
Phuong’s statement to parents is a misunderstanding. Through this incident, I hope the Board of Directors needs to learn from experience in communicating with parents. If parents need to contact the school, they must comply with the school’s rules and regulations. At the same time, it is not advisable to speculate on other issues because of this incident,” said Mr. Lu.
Mr. Tran Xuan Dan – Head of Education and Training Department of Thanh Mien district said that through some information channels he knew that the incident happened at Tu Cuong primary school on October 19, but he himself did not receive feedback from parents. . Therefore, at the beginning of this week, the department directed to conduct an inspection of a number of schools about boarding kitchens, not just Tu Cuong Primary School.
List of menus for 1 week for students. Photo: D.Thuy
“The fact that parents come to school to check meals, boarding kitchens, we and schools encourage to help schools do better.
However, when parents come to school, they should follow the rules and regulations of the educational institution, such as: through protection, with the approval of the Board of Education. If necessary, the Board of Directors will send someone to take the parent away. This is necessary for the sake of students.
Meanwhile, Tu Cuong Primary School currently has difficult facilities in the district, with a large number of students, studying at many different points. Therefore, organizing for more than 300 students to eat day-boarding is a great effort,” said Mr. Dan.
Mr. Nguyen Duc Tien – Deputy Board of Parents Representative of the school inspects the kitchen and lunch rations on October 22. Photo: D.Thuy
Also according to the Board of Directors, from 2005 to now, Tu Cuong Primary School has organized half-boarding meals for students. According to regulations, the school’s semi-boarding kitchen is currently under the management of the Hai Duong Provincial Department of Food Hygiene and Safety. Meanwhile, the food source is contracted by the school with a clear supplier, certified by the authorities and has never had food poisoning problems.
After the incident, on the afternoon of October 19, Tu Cuong Primary School held a meeting with the Board of Directors, representatives of PHHS, representatives of the kitchen and issued a notice about students’ boarding meals, regulations when parents Go to school to check the meal.
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