The Wylandville Elementary School School in Pennsylvania has a new policy to deny a child a hot lunch if the parents have a negative balance of $25 or more in the student’s account [“School worker quits over lunch-shaming,” News, Sept. 21].

I was shocked and sickened that a little boy was denied this food. This is unfair and outrageous, and I agree with the cafeteria worker, Stacy Koltiska, who resigned over this rule. It’s very un-Christian. And then the extra food was thrown away!

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Kids have enough problems in school with bullying, gangs, peer criticism and difficult learning. I feel sorry for the people who initiated this rule. I realize things need to be paid for, but this was not the best way to go about it.

Lynn Barthmare, Hicksville