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LISD changing lunch money policy

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Leander ISD families will now get more communication and more leniency when exceeding the charge limit on negative school meal accounts.

The LISD Board approved policy changes to the low-cost meal adjustment for students and families using the program when students run out of money in their Meal Time accounts.

The policy changes include earlier correspondence with families when a balance gets low and an action plan for negative balances based on the number of meals, as opposed to a dollar amount.

"No student ever goes without a meal in a Leander ISD school," the district said in a public release. "Schools work to have students needing an alternative lunch go through a similar process as students paying for lunch."

The new policy changes will go into effect in November 2018.

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