'White Trash Wednesday' angers parents

Published On: May 01 2013 11:36:19 AM EDT
Updated On: May 01 2013 11:39:04 AM EDT
White Trash Wednesday parents

Parents in Washington state are taking issue with a "White Trash Wednesday" event to honor teachers.

It was part of this week's Teacher Appreciation Week at Sunnycrest Elementary School in Kent, Wash., Seattle TV station KOMO reported.

Staff members got muffins and pastries on "Muffin Top Monday," and massages on "Tempt Me Tuesday," according to an email sent out to parents.

But it was Wednesday's offering that raised more than a few eyebrows.

On "White Trash Wednesday," staff would get barbecue served to them on trash can lids.

"That's not appropriate for school, whether it be elementary, high school, any of it," parent Karissa Edwards told KOMO.

Complaints began pouring in on Monday, and the event was canceled on Tuesday.

The school's PTA president declined to comment. Principal Rudy Baca called the incident "unfortunate."

He vowed to take a different approach next year.

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