School district increases student meal credits during government shutdown

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Charles County Public Schools in La Plata Md., is temporarily increasing meal credits available for students who don’t have enough money in their account to pay for a meal due to the government shutdown, WTOP reports.

Last Friday, an increase of 30 credits was added to students’ meal counts to help parents impacted by the partial government shutdown. The increase will be available until 30 days after the government reopens. The district said that parents are still responsible for paying off their children’s negative lunch balances.

If a student runs out of meal credits, they will be given an alternative lunch. 

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