School district tries to collect unpaid lunch fees

There are 2 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Apr 22, 2014, titled School district tries to collect unpaid lunch fees. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

A Mesa Middle School student eats lunch in the cafeteria Tuesday. Eleven Mesa students have 25 in unpaid lunch fees, meaning they can't get lunch in the school cafeteria.

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Albuquerque, NM

#1 Apr 23, 2014
A mother came unglued because her childs tray was taken.

Hey mom how about getting off your duff, stop watching OWN and
make a lunch if you such deadbeat that you can't pay for your kids

Amazing lack of parenting skills by many parents here in LC.

By the way - over 50% of the city qualifies for free meals - incredible -
Nanny State we are!
Knows the score

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Apr 23, 2014
Of the 16 million dollar budget quoted in the paper.....1 million is from snack bar sales, 3 million is carryover to next year to get the year started, which leaves 12 million to support the 5 million, yes that is correct 5 million meals served during the school year. With food costs, labor costs and benefits that comes to about $2.50 per meal. Hard to do at home, let alone for 5million meals!!! So, parents pay up!

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