By Teachers, For Teachers
Dianne Brame has been reinstated to her position as cafeteria manager at Hudson Elementary School in Webster Groves, Missouri after being fired for giving free school lunches to a needy student.
Brame allowed the student to "charge" lunches when he wasn't able to pay. Although the school allows students to run a tab for lunches, they set a debt limit of $10. Brame allowed the student to charge $45 dollars in lunches before being let go. The student had previously been on the school's federally-subsidized free lunch program, but his application had lapsed and language barriers made reapplication difficult.
Brame's rehiring comes in the wake of a massive outcry from the community against her firing.