Pa. superintendent disputes cafeteria worker's 'shaming' claims

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 23, 2016 12:56 PM

(Canonsburg) -- A school superintendent is disputing the account of a cafeteria worker who says she quit over what she considers a `"lunch shaming'' policy in a western Pennsylvania school district.

Stacy Koltiska says she had to take a hot lunch away from a Wylandville Elementary student in Canonsburg, Washington County, because his parents were more than $25 behind in his meal account. 

Canon-McMillan Superintendent Michael Daniels says the policy was enacted after more than 300 parents owed tens of thousands of dollars.

But he says it's not meant to embarrass students, and didn't in this instance. 

Daniels says the boy was mistakenly given a cold lunch before a cashier realized his account was current, so he was given a hot lunch. 

But Koltiska insists she was made to take away the boy's hot lunch and replace it with the cold sandwich under the policy.

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