July 26, 2016

Attica School District Approves New Guidelines After Audit

ATTICA, Ind. (AP) — The Attica school district has approved new guidelines for school lunch balances after a recent audit showed $940,000 in mishandled funds.

The Attica Consolidated School Board approved guidelines Monday for negative school lunch balances, one of the funds the State Board of Accounts found in its audit to have more than $414,000 misappropriated.

According to Superintendent Derek Marshall, the new guidelines say that when a student's lunch balance reaches negative $20, he or she will be served a basic alternative lunch, and the student's account will be charged $1. When a student's lunch balance reaches negative $50, he or she won't be allowed to participate in any extracurricular activities until the balance is fully paid.

Board members say the plan is fair because it gives children 30 meals before they're excluded from extracurricular activities.

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