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New Jersey Law Requires Notification Schedule on Delinquent Student Meal Accounts

The first notice gives parents 10 days to pay before a second warning giving a week's notice before cutoff.

New Jersey schools can no longer refuse to serve students breakfast or lunch, no matter how delinquent their payment accounts are, without first notifying parents, reports A new law, signed on Feb. 5th by Gov. Chris Christie after it passed by both houses of the state legislature, requires districts to give a student's parent or guardian notice when a student's account balance goes into deliquency, and parents must then be given 10 school days to pay the amount due. If they don't, a second notice is sent informing them that meals will not be served beginning one week from the date of second notice if payment is not received.

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