The public school system is so efficient they haven't needed to buy new meat since 2009!

Well, it LOOKS fine. (screenshot via Wate)

Several schools in the Hawkins County system have reported that children were served meat that had been sitting in freezers for six years. According to Wate, a concerned parent and Hawkins County commissioner, Michael Herrell, was texted a picture that showed meat dated for 2009 from a cafeteria worker. He started investigating and found that the meat had been served at several schools in the district. One cook at Cherokee High School said he'd complained about the quality of the meat, but was told by his manager to cover it with gravy to improve the flavor. Yum!

Sources: Wate | h/t Gawker