Cash students in Indiana39s Kokomo School Corp won39t be able to charge more than 25 on their meal accounts starting Feb 1

Cash students in Indiana's Kokomo School Corp. won't be able to charge more than $25 on their meal accounts starting Feb. 1.

Policy change cuts district’s unpaid meal deficit by 40%

A new debt limit and threatened alternate meals have helped reduce unpaid lunch bills from $51,000 to under $30,000 in a few weeks for Kokomo Schools.

Like many school districts, the Kokomo School Corp., about an hour north of Indianapolis, has struggled with collecting on unpaid and overextended school meal accounts. The 2013-2014 school year ended with a cumulative deficit of around $70,000, which is quite a big deal for the modestly sized district of some 6,500 students.

That number was whittled down to just over $50,000 at the end of last year through an aggressive outreach effort that involved contacting each month parent

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