By Susan Winlow
A notice home to Fairfield-Suisun School District parents by Margan Holloway, the director of Child Nutrition, indicated significant changes were coming Monday as to how the district would take care of unpaid lunch balances.
In previous years unpaid balances were forgiven at the end of the year, but the use of public funds to pay for the balances will not be continued, the notice read. The practice of allowing students to charge their meals has also lead to excessive meal balances, according to the district.
Beginning Monday, middle and high school students will not be allowed to charge meals. Students who come to the lunch window without money will be given crackers, raisins and milk – at no charge.