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Published February 12, 2014, 06:30 PM

Dayton urges more funding for school lunch programs

St. Paul, MN (WDAY TV) - Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is recommending the state boost funding for school lunch programs after a report found 46 districts have policies denying lunch to students who can't pay for it. One of the districts named is Moorhead.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

St. Paul, MN (WDAY TV) - Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is recommending the state boost funding for school lunch programs after a report found 46 districts have policies denying lunch to students who can't pay for it. One of the districts named is Moorhead.

Interim assistant superintendent Jeremy Larson says the policy applies only to the High School, and notice is given to parents before the school denies a student lunch. He says when an account balance hits $5 an e-mail or letter is sent to the student's parent. Once it hits zero, the student gets one more meal before being denied.

Jeremy Larson – Interim Assistant Superintendent, Moorhead Schools: “I think any additional help that any schools can get would be greatly appreciated, especially with lunch. We know that it’s important with any kid to get a good meal, help them educationally. And then sometimes that is the best meal that they get during the day is at the school.”

Larson says the lunch policy is reviewed every year, and will be once again come spring.

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