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Over 50 percent of Pickens students on free or reduced lunch


This chart shows the percentage of Pickens County students on free and reduced lunch by school and by year.

     For the 2016-2017 school year, reports show 52.49 percent of students in the Pickens County School District  qualified for free or reduced lunch.
    Of the 4,325 students enrolled in grades K-12 there are 2,311 eligible for the program. Of those who qualified, 1,894 receive free lunch and 366 receive a reduced price lunch.
    Last year the state average for students receiving free or reduced lunch was 62.29 percent.

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-8 #1 WTH 2016-12-28 19:02
Hey look at that according to these numbers half of the students at Pickens county schools are freeloaders. Funny how only 4% of pickens county is anything other than white. That mean that at minimum 90% of those students are white. That means in Pickens the real mooches are white folk. Gee like we didn't already know the whole mooch thing was hyperbole.
-3 #2 sadsadstateofaffairs 2016-12-29 08:02
Well why not? Free school, free food, cigarettes, and whatever else food stamps get, free lawyers WHEN they break the law, free medical care at emergency rooms when they arrive from their knife-fights, axe-fights, etc. Hey, it's my money, I love letting less-fortunate/ lazy people get a free ride. They know their rights, you had better believe it. Here's a suggestion: let's birth some more babies into this cesspool of a country. Yeah, that's the ticket. God bless America!
Nehemiah the Prophet
-3 #3 Nehemiah the Prophet 2016-12-29 13:42
And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
Jonathan Swift
-4 #4 Jonathan Swift 2017-01-01 10:58
Let's starve these kids. Trump would work them and then not pay them. Bankrupt his way out of it.

What would Trumputinism say to do? Exploit them! NO increase in working wages. END worker protections. End child labor laws--these pesky regulations that are strangling all those multinational (Chinese and Russian [communist]) job creators Trump is bringing here to save us, and these poor kids. Don't look to his tax returns (debt records) to see who owns him, though.

Truth is, it's these kid's fault for choosing poor parents and continuing to pal around with poor mothers, or poor parents, if they have two. And, they don't vote Republican, no matter how dumbed down and hate filled the GOP message, so who needs them.

Pickens has long stayed a proud part of poor Appalachia, even with the 4-lane and the gated communities. Seems the lust for ignorance and the lack of compassion still keeps it that way.

What would Jesus do? Doesn't matter. Putin's useful idiot sets the social and political tone now, and few people around here step up to help others, especially those least able to help themselves. Hope you enjoy the crime wave and social disorder that neglecting children brings down on you all. Sports over literacy, greed over fairness.

Let them eat high fructose corn sweetener, and take away affordable health care. Pickens' hospital can close like Gilmer's… the rich will go elsewhere.
-2 #5 SaadSaak 2017-01-02 18:07

Over 50 percent of Pickens students on free or reduced lunch waste over 50 percent of what they get for free.

Just ask one of the workers who dish it out.
(After school of course)

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