Knox Co. Schools to discuss using debt collectors for unpaid school meals at March meeting

On Thursday, Knox County Schools leaders decided to suspend a policy that would have required them to contract with a debt collection agency for unpaid meals.

The Knox County Board of Education suspended a policy Thursday that would have allowed the board to hire debt collectors to go after parents of students with unpaid school lunches. When many parents learned about the policy, they spoke out against it.

The policy outlines steps for collecting meal debt. Those steps are listed below.

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