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The Pennsylvania School District asks parents to pay their debts for lunch or their children are taken to foster care



The letter, which was reviewed by CNN, told parents that "several letters were sent home with your child" and that no payments were made.

"Your child was sent to school every day without money and without breakfast and / or lunch," the letter said. Failure to provide children with food could also result in parents being sent to the court of dependency.

"Bringing your child away from home and placing you in a foster home can result in being brought before a court," the letter said.

CNN has contacted the Wyoming Valley West School District, but has not heard of it.

According to the school department, more than $ 22,000 was owed to the district's parents.

About 1
,000 letters were sent to the parents of the district. Riot in Lucerne County near Scranton and nationwide headlines.
Wyoming Valley's Cafeteria Purchase Fees and Inefficiencies Policy says nothing about parents possibly going to court or giving up their children. Families with a student account that reaches $ 10 or more are said to receive an "automatic call every Friday until the account is paid out."
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Joseph Muth, the director of federal programs for the school district, was named by WNEP as the Man identified who wrote the letter. Muth informed the partner that the letter was a "last resort" and that the district of about 1,000 students owed more than $ 22,000. According to WNEP, four accounts each owe parents more than $ 450 each.

Muth informed the subsidiary that the school district is considering serving students with criminal accounts such as peanut butter and jam buns.

"Arming my agency was simply outrageous"

As the school department started up the care services, the incident indirectly brought the Lucerne child and youth services into the dispute.

Joanne Van Saun, who heads the local agency, told CNN on Saturday that she feels her agency has arms to threaten families.

"We exist to protect and protect families, the only time a child is taken out is that it can not be safely cared for in their home," she said. "Our agency has helped many children and families pay rent and buy clothes, and we know children are better off when they're with their families."

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In the same month, an employee was fired in the canteen after allowing a student to eat in the canteen without paying for it. The clerk told CNN that she knew the student would pay the $ 8 bill.
And in Minnesota, a high school was trying to prevent students from attending the graduation party when they had a lunch break.
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The inability of families to pay for school meals is becoming an increasing problem.

School districts According to the School Nutrition Association, 40.2% of last-year students consumed more meals without sufficient funds.

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