ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — A Minnesota lawmaker is looking into ways to force school districts to back off hard-line tactics for students with school lunch debt.
The move comes amid reports that a Minnesota school cafeteria worker took food from children who owed lunch money and disposed of the food as the children watched. The legislator says children should never be shamed for owing lunch money.READ MORE: Xcel Energy Seeks To Hike Electricity Rates By About 20%
And, she says she’s considering to take away state aid from districts employing harsh tactics.READ MORE: 3 More Rapid COVID-19 Testing Locations Open Tuesday In Inver Grove Heights, Wadena, Hibbing
“This defies good judgment and basic adult common sense. I mean, you just don’t humiliate students for factors that are outside of their control,” Gov. Mark Dayton said.MORE NEWS: Northern Minnesota Man Arrested After Allegedly Assault 2 People With Hand Saw
Dayton signed a bill three years ago that banned any demeaning actions taken toward students because of lunch debts.