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Elementary Students Won't Get Different Lunch For Unpaid Fees


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

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