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Spotsylvania Co. cracks down on student meal debts

Monday - 7/23/2012, 9:27am  ET

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - A crackdown on student meal debts is paying off for the Spotsylvania County school division.

The School Board warned parents earlier this year that students would be offered milk and a sandwich for lunch if they exceeded charge limits on their meal accounts.

Since the policy went into effect April 1, parents have paid nearly $29,000 in meal debts.

School Board member Amanda Blalock tells The Free Lance-Star that the revised policy is working. But board member Ray Lora says it's not working as long as there is a deficit.

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Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/


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