Passaic, N.J., schools will be enforcing a policy this month that will prevent students from receiving a free school lunch if their families owe the school district at least $50. Officials say providing the free meals to students who do not pay and are not eligible for meal subsidies cost the district more than $130,000 last year. "We try our best to get parents engaged, but there are parents who should take more responsibility," the school superintendent said. "If they can afford it, they should pay for it; if not, apply for the free-lunch programs."
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