Posted by Debra Worley - email
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - New Hanover County Schools are missing thousands of dollars in unpaid lunch money.
Throughout the year children can pay cash for lunch each day, or parents can pay a lump sum and receive a bill when the pre-paid lunches run out.
After calculating the unpaid bills from the 2008-09 school year, New Hanover County Schools found they are $36,900 short.
Officials say they are sending bills to families who owe lunch money, but they heavily rely on parents to pay the bills.