District apologizes for serving cheese sandwiches

State education officials have pledged to help Barbour serve healthier options in the future.

May 9—A West Virginia school district was forced to apologize after serving children cold cheese sandwiches for lunch. The district had planned to include meat and several side dishes, but the state Department of Education's chief nutrition officer said even that meal would have been less than ideal.

Barbour County Schools Superintendent Joe Super has publicly apologized for the decision to serve the sandwiches at Philip Barbour High School and Philippi Middle and Elementary schools last week.

Super said students who got the sandwiches will receive credit if they paid for their lunches, but he declined to explain Tuesday who made the decision about what to serve or why.