Shawnee Mission to reconsider free lunch policy after unpaid balances soar to $16K

Unpaid lunch balances have risen to $16,500 since Shawnee Mission started guaranteeing students a full meal at school, even when their accounts are empty. Board members will reconsider the policy in April.
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Unpaid lunch balances have risen to $16,500 since Shawnee Mission started guaranteeing students a full meal at school, even when their accounts are empty. Board members will reconsider the policy in April.

Katy Bergen covers Kansas education for The Kansas City Star. She is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism.