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9-year-old boy's school lunch taken away over $9.75 debt, grandmother says


Added 09-10-19 09:25:02pm EST - “An elementary school student in Ohio had his hot lunch taken away and received a cheese sandwich instead because he owed $9.75 in lunch debt, his grandmother said.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “9-year-old boy’s school lunch taken away over $9.75 debt, grandmother says”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

An elementary school student in Ohio had his hot lunch taken away and received a cheese sandwich instead because he owed $9.75 in lunch debt, his grandmother said.

Diane Bailey told NBC affiliate WKYC that her grandson Jefferson Sharpnack attends Green Primary School in Uniontown, a city southeast of Akron. After initially receiving the lunch, it was taken away one day last week — his birthday.

“I can’t believe that it’s cost effective to throw away food and give them cheese and bread,” Bailey said. “When he got off the bus, he said, ‘Worst birthday ever.’”

To make matters worse, Bailey said she had already sent the school a check after receiving a letter about the balance.

The school district should “change their policy or find a different way other than embarrassing the kids,” Bailey said.

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