Officials easing up on no-charge policy
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - For the next two months, Jefferson County Schools officials will ease up on their new requirement that students be prohibited from charging their lunches.
Since the new policy was started last week, there has been confusion among some students about the change, according to Superintendent of Schools R. Steven Nichols.
Some students who did not have money for lunch were confused about what to do with the new policy in place, Nichols said.
Some of those students did not eat, Nichols said.
School officials have decided to accept charges until Oct. 31, although the practice will be discouraged, said Nichols.
That will give food service workers time to work out any problems in the new no-charges policy, which now will take effect Nov. 1, Nichols said.