Superintendent of Schools Max Dyson said that the district provided an opportunity for parents to fill out free and reduced price lunch forms, and the forms are then reviewed and approved or denied based on income and the number of people in the household.
also noted that for those who are approved for reduced price lunches, the district pays the remaining amount due.
The superintendent recalled that the board approved the policy of providing cheese sandwiches and milk, "which meets minimum standards" for nutrition.
noted also that, "By law, we don't have to do anything... we do not have to offer a meal."
said in the majority of the cases of past due bills, the parents did not return the free and reduced lunch form.
added that the district has to realize that, "We are going in the hole as far as food service goes.