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Lunchroom Controversy Spurs Change in Idaho Law



by Ty Brennan


MERIDIAN — A lunchroom controversy has ended up on the governor’s desk and spurred a change in Idaho’s child labor laws.

For more than two decades, the Meridian School District has allowed students to work in the lunchroom.  In return, middle and high school students are paid, as well as given a free lunch.  But that program came to a halt earlier this year after a parent complained the district was in violation of Idaho’s child labor laws, which states a child under the age of 14 cannot work during the hours that public school is in session.

But parents rallied in support of the program taking the matter all the way to the Idaho Statehouse. Read more