Mass. lunch shaming bill stalled by lawmakers
A Massachusetts bill to end lunch shaming has been stalled in the House, reports South Coast Today.
The House chair of the Education Committee voted on Tuesday for further study of the bill, which would prevent schools from throwing away hot lunches and/or serving an alternative meal to students behind on lunch payments. Under the bill, schools would also be unable to bar students with unpaid balances from participating in extracurricular activities.
Additionally, the bill asks schools to take action in reducing families’ meal debt by helping families apply for free or reduced-price lunches and other means.
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