TruTV might add Vernon High to lineup

Published: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 12:00 PM.

Riviere said the show typically follows the action in a principal’s office. Generally he said he thought the show was objective, but some of it may have been staged for comic effect. “They would follow us around, see what we do and how we do it.”

“One of the toughest and most important jobs in America is that of high school principal. These men and women work everyday to keep order in our schools and provide a safe haven for our children to learn,” according to the TruTV website. “While principals don't exactly run into burning buildings or rescue drowning swimmers, they are nevertheless heroic lifesavers and their stories are never dull. Watch as these brave administrators listen, nurture and dispense justice in that most feared and respected of all rooms: ‘The Principal's Office.’”

“I’m very excited about it,” Riviere told the board. “The producer I spoke to said ‘I guarantee we’re were not coming in to make you ridiculous.’”

Board member Vann Brock suggested Riviere call a few principals who have been featured on the show to see what their experience was like.

In other business, Robert Russell of Chartwells School Dining and Connie Walker, Director of Dining Services, spoke to the board about USDA portion size requirements. Russell said the portions students were being served were as required by the government.

“I’ve had several parents ask me why their child wasn’t getting enough to eat at school,” Roberts said.

Russell said often there is a correlation between student hunger and a lack of breakfast.

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