Woburn Memorial High School students who run a deficit on
their lunch accounts won’t be able to buy a regular lunch. That has been a
policy in place for years, but it hasn’t been enforced, reported the Daily Times Chronicle.
School Committee member Dr. John Wells said Woburn students have racked up a total of $9,000 in unpaid cafeteria debt, reported the Daily Times Chronicle.
Some of the largest debts are at the high school and school officials agreed that greater enforcement of a rule that forbids those students from buying regular lunch was needed at WMHS because the students are older.
An incident in Attleboro last year made national headlines when students’ lunches were thrown in the trash because they didn’t have money to pay for the meals.
Woburn’s policy says that children will not be refused a meal if they owe money, but they will also not be able to choose from the full menu, reported the Daily Times Chronicle.