It was early September and I was signing out of school to got get lunch when it hit me, "you are wasting 900$!" Rye Country Day School has a meal program which charges roughly 900$ for an entire school years worth of food. As a student everyone who pays the fee is allowed to eat lunch at RCDS. This system is great, but I beleive the school takes advantage of seniors. Seniors are given off campus priveleges and are allowed to eat off campus. Assuming it only costs $4 to eat at Lenny's bagels, it would cost a senior about 700$ a year to eat out every day. What I don't understand is why parents and children are willing to pay the $900 cafateria fee, then go off campus to eat (sounds like Rye Country Day though). The School makes a large profit from this "priveledge" awarded to seniors. FLIK, the schools food service provider does not have to order food for almost 90 adults on a daily basis. This is a loophole that I thought was very intersesting. On one hand, families are wasting large amounts of money while the school benefits from this waste.
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