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Unpaid school lunch bill? Your child might get a cold cheese sandwich

In some Kentucky school districts, when students have a longstanding unpaid bill for school meals, they aren’t given a hot lunch. Instead, they’re offered an alternative of a cheese sandwich and a carton of milk. But there is a growing national movement against providing the less desirable alternative lunch — which sometimes is referred to as “lunch shaming.”

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Meet Evan Winkler, Kentucky's contestant in the National Geographic Bee

Evan Winkler, an eighth-grader at Morton Middle School in Lexington, competed Monday, May 15, 2017, in the National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C.
Jingnan Huo Medill News Service
Meet Evan Winkler, Kentucky's contestant in the National Geographic Bee 1:36

Meet Evan Winkler, Kentucky's contestant in the National Geographic Bee

Student chose Alice Lloyd College to 'graduate with as little debt as possible' 0:37

Student chose Alice Lloyd College to 'graduate with as little debt as possible'

Small campus, connection with teachers attracted student to Alice Lloyd College 0:48

Small campus, connection with teachers attracted student to Alice Lloyd College

'These (computers) are dinosaurs': Henry Clay students pitch library renovations 1:47

'These (computers) are dinosaurs': Henry Clay students pitch library renovations