New Mexico Statutes Chapter 22. Public Schools § 22-13C-5. Anti-stigmatization and antidiscrimination practices

A. A school shall not:

(1) publicly identify or stigmatize a student who cannot pay for a meal or who owes a meal debt by, for example, requiring that a student wear a wristband or hand stamp;  or

(2) require a student who cannot pay for a meal or who owes a meal debt to do chores or other work to pay for meals;  provided that chores or work required of all students regardless of a meal debt is permitted.

B. A school shall direct communications about a student's meal debt to a parent or guardian and not the student.  Nothing in this subsection prohibits a school from sending a student home with a letter addressed to a parent or guardian.

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