One of the reasons President Donald Trump lashed out at federal guidelines for reopening schools Tuesday is because it urges all kids to bring lunch from home, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters Wednesday.
On Tuesday, people across social media criticized a "feel-good story" about an 8-year-old boy who was able to eliminate student lunch debt at seven total schools.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) introduced the The Universal School Meals Act Tuesday, which would mandate free meals for all U.S. school children, regardless of family income.
"We have spoken with our cafeteria staff already about how to handle things, maybe differently," the school principal said.
Schools will be eligible under a federal program that provides reimbursement for every free breakfast and lunch.
The Pennsylvania school district that came under fire last week for threatening to send kids to foster care for delinquent lunch debts turned down an offer by someone to pay them off.
A Pennsylvania school district threatened parents of 1,000 children a court hearing and possible removal to foster care if delinquent lunch debts are not settled.
A 9-year-old used money that otherwise would have paid for sports equipment.
All five employees allegedly involved in the fraud are connected to the same school district in Maryland.