Nevada's Washoe County School District decided Tuesday not punish students with overdue lunch accounts by feeding them different meals.
The district has nearly $67,000 in unpaid lunch fees and fears families are taking advantage of the current policy to feed students regardless of their debts.
Under the proposal, students with a negative balance of more than $13 would be served a cheese sandwich, milk, and fruits or vegetables for one dollar.
The board voted against that plan because it feared differentiating meals could shame the students.
- Capital Public Radio Staff