Colorado charter school stands behind hand-stamping by foodservice staff

Peak to Peak Charter School stamps the hands of children whose lunch accounts are low or empty to alert parents.

Jan. 9—Peak to Peak Charter School's executive director of operations, Sam Todd, issued a statement Wednesday defending how the food services staff handled hand stamping at the Lafayette charter school.

"It is offensive to all those who work tirelessly in food services to suggest they would intentionally do anything to stigmatize or otherwise embarrass any of our students," he wrote.

Former elementary principal Noelle Roni said this week that she was fired by the school in retaliation after she demanded that cafeteria workers stop stamping the hands of children -- including those who qualified for the free lunch program -- when their lunch accounts were empty.