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School Requires Background Check to Eat Lunch with Child

School officials in the Pelham school system in Alabama passed a new requirement that parents who want to eat lunch with their child or attend classroom parties must first pay for and pass a $15 background check.

School children at Cantu Elementary in San Juan, Texas, are shown eating breakfast on April 24, 2013.

School officials in the Pelham school system in Alabama passed a new requirement that parents who want to eat lunch with their child or attend classroom parties must first pay for and pass a $15 background check. This new policy is in addition to the background checks already required for parents who wish to attend a field trip with their children. Some parents have questioned the impact that the new requirement would have on these families as well as undocumented immigrants.  (WBRC News)

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