Gold Coast McDonald’s bans school kids
A Macca’s restaurant on the Gold Coast has banned kids in school uniform
Slackers, be warned.
Thinkin’ of treatin’ yo’self on your voluntary day off?
This restaurant on the Gold Coast won’t serve you.
A Gold Coast McDonald’s is making headlines nationally today after announcing it will not serve kids in uniform between the hours of 9am-3pm in a bid to beat the “big slack” (ie. Wagging).
The Elanora McDonald’s restaurant on the southern Glitter Strip has used posters to fend off unwanted school kids.
“Any student in school uniform will not be served between the hours of 9am-3pm.”
According to the sign, schools have requested this.
According to the Courier Mail, Elanora/Palm Beach area has student attendance rates up to two per cent lower than the latest state average of 91.5 per cent.
An Education Department spokesman told the publication -
“It is important for students to attend school every day to make the most of their education and parents have a legal responsibility to send their children to school.
“While schools may be supportive of efforts made by the community and local business to discourage students in uniform from being served during school time, this is not an indicator that those schools have higher rates of truancy than others.”
What do you reckon, good move, or nah?
IMAGE: Sky News