Kentucky school bans foods for birthday celebrations
"I think it's absurd because Burlington Elementary is performing below all the other schools in the district, below many of the schools in the state and now we're having a discussion on what food parents-which is a parental choice can send to school."
"There's more important things to do and honestly teachers spend a lot of time maybe serving the food and they can spend that time in the classroom educating the kids."
Despite the pushback from some parents, the policy stands, students with birthdays will be recognized during morning announcements.
Parents can send in non-food gifts instead.