All Kids Should Graduate Free From Lunch Debt

One Tennessee community makes it possible for this year’s graduates

Andy Spears
2 min readMay 20, 2024

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Photo by Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash

School lunch debt should not be a thing.

Sadly, in many communities, students cannot receive their high school diploma if they don’t pay all obligations back to the school district — including any accrued school meal debt.

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Andy Spears

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .