Senator debuts bill to end lunch shaming

A senator in California has introduced a bill that would end so-called lunch shaming in California schools, The Sacramento Bee reports.

The bill would prohibit schools from withholding lunch from students and require them to notify guardians when unpaid lunch fees are above the cost of five full-priced lunches.

Schools across the country have been struggling with how to provide meals to students who owe lunch money while also keeping balances in check. Last year, a ‘lunch shaming’ situation went viral on social media when a cafeteria worker quit her job after being forced to withhold lunch from students with lunch debt.

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