Pa. school adds lunch detention for students with unpaid lunches

Students with over five unpaid lunches will face lunch detention and receive a PB&J sandwich or a cheese sandwich.

Oct. 31—Instead of making a profit in the lunch room, an audit revealed Columbia School District's lunch services was costing them money.

"We have to watch every penny and this unpaid lunch charges was into the thousands of dollars from last year," Superintendent Kenneth Klawitter said. "We just can't ignore it."

District officials said they've offered free and reduced lunch applications, but parents aren't forking over the money they owe.