The students having more than 75$ in lunch debt are restricted from going to dance. The incident happened in the US school district. Not only prom but different co-curricular activities are now banned on such students.
The plan struck a balance of compassion while people were held accountable. According to the school board president of Cherry Hill in New Jersey, the students cannot attend the prom.
To settle all the debts, an offer was made by a businessman. But his offer was rejected by the board.
The district took several measures that resulted in the prom ban. It was condemned as lunch shaming by them.
Previously, it was also announced by the cherry hill that students behind on payments would not receive proper meals. They will only receive tuna sandwiches instead of a complete meal.
Afterward, the board removed the policy. Instead, they replaced it by banning attending the prom and other co-curricular activities.
The inquirer reported that there are nineteen schools in the district. Out of 11,350 students in these schools, only 20% are those eligible for free meals.
The cost of the meal in these schools is almost 3$ for every student. It has risen to 3.10$ now for students in high school.
Earlier in September, Steve Ravitz agreed on solving the issue. He posted about solving it happily on Facebook. But later on, he posted that the board rejected his donations.
He said that it was bizarre that the board did not accept his help with the lunch issue.
To clarify it, Eric Goodwin, told that a one-time charity would not be helpful for families’ underlying problems.