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Minnesota halts school lunch shaming over student debts


Minnesota lawmakers have halted school lunch shaming over unpaid debts. (Star Tribune file photo by Glen Stubbe)

State leaders hope to put a halt once and for all to incidents of lunch shaming in Minnesota schools by making clear which actions will not be tolerated when students fall behind on lunch payments.

No pulling back of meals, no affixing of stickers or pins, and certainly no in-your-face throwaways.

The details are part of a new state education finance bill passed last week that put a finer point on 2014 legislation saying schools could not "demean or stigmatize" students over unpaid lunch debts.


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