Not-So-Hot Lunch Lunch has always been a hassle for students at Bell Multicultural, a cramped senior high school in Columbia Heights with no cafeteria. About half of Bell’s 660 students have to trek across the street to receive hot lunches at neighboring Lincoln Middle School. Then they wait a while. According to Bell parent coordinator Victor Molina, the coffee break for the Lincoln cafeteria’s unionized employees just happens to coincide with the 12:35 p.m. start of the Bell lunch period. So the young and hungry from Bell queue up for 10 minutes—and sometimes longer, says Molina—before the cafeteria workers show up to plop hot dogs and collard greens on their trays. “The wait in line can be over 20 minutes,” says Bell senior Jenny Rufino, noting that her classmates have only 45 minutes to complete the round trip.”We may have to do some rescheduling,” D.C. schools Superintendent Arlene Ackerman told parents when asked about the lunchtime gridlock at a meeting on Thursday of last week.