March 12, 2009
Schools nix ‘alternate meal’ for debt
A southern California school district said it is ending a policy of serving cold cheese sandwiches to students with unpaid lunch balances.
Chula Vista Elementary School District Superintendent Lowell Billings said schools will no longer be serving the
alternate meal of a cheese sandwich, milk and a salad to students whose parents have missed payments on three or more lunches because a new online payment system and automated reminder phone calls have reduced the number of delinquent accounts, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Thursday.