Forget pizza, hamburgers and macaroni and cheese.
Dozens of students at Steamboat Springs schools are getting peanuts, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches -- or nothing -- for lunch this week after the district cut off those with unpaid balances on their school lunch accounts.
Nutritional Services director Max Huppert says students owing $6 or more were not allowed to use the district's automated payment system to buy hot lunches when they returned to school Monday. The move affected about 25 elementary students and an unknown number of middle school students.
The affected elementary school students were given snack food instead, but the others received nothing.
Huppert says about half of the nearly $10,000 owed to the district has since been paid.
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