MISSOURI -- A school district in Missouri is threatening to take parents to court if they don't pay for their children's school lunches.
School officials say some parents haven't paid for lunches from the time their child was in kindergarten all the way through their senior year of high school.
Now, those parents could face small court claims if their balance reaches $500, or even be banned from their child's graduation ceremonies if they don't cooperate with the school district.
The board says non-payment on school lunches is a roughly $30,000 a year problem.
The school board says they are willing to work with families by offering a payment plan.
The policy does not affect families that already receive government assistance to pay for food.
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Parents threatened with court for unpaid school lunches