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Students pore over lunch drink options

Bottled water pitched to supplement milk, juice in lunch line

Fifth-grade Eagle Elementary students Ava Navarro and Cece Amory presented to the Board of Education their thoughts on why bottled water should be sold in their school.

Fifth-grade Eagle Elementary students Ava Navarro and Cece Amory presented to the Board of Education their thoughts on why bottled water should be sold in their school.

— “The bottled water would be an alternative until something is arranged where students can refill water bottles,” Navarro explained.

This was a question brought up during the Board of Education meeting by board members Laura Bierman and Charmaine Wijeyesinghe. Also addressed was whether or not elementary school students were allowed to carry reusable water bottles with them during the day.

“Even when we do have water bottles, the lunch aides don’t like us getting up to go to the water fountain down the hall all the time,” Ava answered.

Ava and Amory hope a water fountain could be installed in the lunchroom, with an accessory that allows water bottles to be refilled. While no action was taken by the Board of Education after the presentation, the board members agreed that the issue was something worth investigating.

“I don’t know if we can put a drinking fountain directly into the lunch room, but I’ll look into it,” said BC Operations and Maintenance Director Gregg Nolte.

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