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January 19, 2018

11/28/2017 10:02:00 AM
No local student will be denied school lunch
Whatever a family's financial circumstances, no student in the Stewartville School District will be denied a school lunch, Belinda Selfors said last week.
Selfors, the superintendent of Stewartville Public Schools, released a statement last week saying that the district is reviewing its procedures to ensure that no child will be turned away from receiving a regular school lunch.
"Every student who chooses to eat a school lunch is being provided with a regular meal, regardless of the balance in the family's lunch account or their ability to pay," Selfors said in the statement.
KTTC-TV, Rochester, reported last week that Stewartville students with a negative balance on their lunch accounts had the food on their trays dumped and received a sandwich as a replacement. Shortly thereafter, state Rep. Paul Thissen, DFL, Minneapolis, said in a KTTC report that the same practice has also happened in districts other than Stewartville, and called for the state of Minnesota to provide free lunches to all K-12 students.
Selfors declined to comment on whether Stewartville students have had their regular school lunches thrown away...
For more on this story pick up your copy of the Nov. 28 Stewartville STAR.

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