Orders said she packed her daughter a sandwich, carrots and an apple for lunch last week. Her daughter came home with the fruit and vegetables, telling Orders she didn't have enough time to finish the whole meal.
Board members agreed meal times were a problem and pledged to send someone from the child nutrition office to check into the situation this week.
Finding an ultimate solution to the overcrowding at Overbrook - up to and including redistricting - will take time, Duerring said.
"I will note this is the only area we've had that problem," he said.
Other schools in the South Hills area have been packed for years, said board president Pete Thaw. John Adams Middle School is "bursting at the seams," he said.
"Today's overcrowding at Overbrook is tomorrow's overcrowding at John Adams," he added.
Other schools already affected include George Washington High School and Ruthlawn Elementary School.
Last school year, the board disallowed student transfers to GW because of overcrowding fears. This spring parents at Ruthlawn pushed for a policy that would officially make it a "feeder school" for John Adams and GW.
On Monday, a proposal from the City of South Charleston to annex the Ruthlawn school property was tabled after the board discussed opposition by Ruthlawn parents.
A local school improvement council meeting for the GW attendance area is set for Nov. 8. Before then, Duerring hopes to look at overcrowding on the county level, talk with Parent Teacher Organizations in the area about Overbrook options and review county policies.
Thaw and Duerring thought it was unlikely an overall solution could be found and enacted by that time.
Changes are necessary, Thaw emphasized.
"It's going to require moving children one way or another," he said.