SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Senate has approved a bill to ensure that New Mexico children are served school meals even if their parents don’t pay on time.
The bill also prohibits schools from calling attention to a child who can’t pay. Democratic Sen. Michael Padilla says the bill separates parents’ debt from a child’s need to eat.
Republican Sen. Craig Brandt says it would hurt public school finances. The bill now moves to the House.