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In this undated photo, students at Willmar Senior High move through the lunch line in the cafeteria. The district has announced that students with no money in their lunch accounts will no longer have their lunch trays taken from them. Tribune photo

Willmar School District decides to stop denying meals to kids who have empty lunch accounts

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WILLMAR — There will be no more tray-pulling in Willmar schools.

Students with no money in their lunch accounts will no longer have their lunch trays taken from them in front of their classmates.

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“We decided we’re not going to take trays away from kids, and we’re going to work harder to try to get in touch with their parents,” Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard said Wednesday.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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