finance

Officials hope the move will help curb the $2 million deficit in its nutrition budget.
Under a new policy, students with lunch debt will no longer be served lesser meals.
The additional funds are being introduced a year after the school switched to an “open” dining plan.
student food tray
Stories of students who can’t pay for lunch being given a subpar meal or shamed for their debt have proliferated in recent years, and it’s not an uncommon problem.
If signed into law, a recently passed bill would require that New Mexico students receive school lunch even if they have unpaid meal debt.
overtime payroll timesheet
Noncommercial operators deal with the aftermath of a wage law in purgatory.
School officials estimate that adding the service at 21 schools will cost $10,000 in additional labor.
A high school has more than doubled its average number of school breakfasts served.
If a new proposal is greenlit, the university’s dining halls could accept food stamps as soon as next fall.
The FSD-run program grants meals to students who are not on a meal plan and who are struggling financially.

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