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Righetti HS prohibiting food deliveries to students on campus

Posted at 6:00 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 21:44:38-04

Righetti High School in Orcutt is no longer allowing students to receive food deliveries on campus during the school day.

The high school sent out a tweet saying, “Lunches are not accepted in the front office. Please do not have a lunch delivered by Door Dash, parents or any other delivery service. Deliveries will not be accepted.”

While students can bring food from home or buy meals on campus during lunch, some students say they want to be able to have access to the food they want.

"We're on school time. We don't want to waste anyone else's time. The office staff is going to have to deal with that, so we just don't want to inconvenience anyone else. So, we should just take control of it and order food here at the school,” said Righetti senior Alyssa Joseph.

The school says it cannot support the deliveries due to lack of staffing and liability.

“As much as we would like to accommodate a student's desire for lunch delivery service, there are several reasons we do not. These include liability and equity issues, as well as lack of staffing resources,” Principal Karen Rotondi said in a statement.

Righetti High School currently offers several food options for purchase during the lunch hour, including pizza, burgers, salad and orange chicken on Thursdays.