Does your school enforce a restriction on food students get if they owe a balance to the district? Our district implemented a new policy if a student has over a $25 balance in the cafeteria, lunch will be a sandwich, veggie or fruit, and a milk until they either pay thier balance down or make payment arrangements. I understand the district probably has a lot of money lost in balances in the cafeteria and I understand why they had to do something to resolve it..... BUT... I had to tell my students (that I have during lunch time) they had to take this option at lunch today. They were all given the policy and a balance sheet so they were aware this was coming and would be implemented today. We were sent an updated list of our students and at lunch time I had to pull my students aside and talk to them. I only had two and one of those was absent but it was an uncomfortable situation with the one that was there today. Tomorrow I have to do it again with the student that was absent today. I have very mixed feelings about this. I understand the district must do something to get this under control but on the other hand the child is being punished for their parents not paying the bill. Then as I was telling this child what she could eat today she looked so embarrassed. I felt TERRIBLE!!!!! I guess this is a no win situation!! Does anyone else's school do this?