School district uses debt collectors to recover lunch money

Published 9:35 am Friday, October 2, 2015

ANOKA — The Anoka-Hennepin School District is getting tough on lunch money delinquents.

The district is turning to debt collectors to recover overdue lunch money, which administrators say has grown to $160,000.

Nutrition director Noah Atlas says unpaid meal fees have grown by nearly 50 percent between the last two school years.

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According to a press release, any parents who don’t set up a payment plan will be referred to a collection agency.