School Threatens Parents With Debt Collectors Over Dinner Money

27/04/2011 11:56 | Updated 22 May 2015
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A Liverpool school is threatening parents with debt collectors over unpaid dinner money bills.

Corinthian Primary School claims it is owed hundreds of pounds in dinner money by parents whose kids have taken advantage of the home cooked, lunch time meals, but not paid for them.

The school has been providing the £1.70 home-made dinners since 2007, and headteacher Gary Crockett says parents need to realise it is a 'business' and he has staff to pay. He has now written to families warning them a debt collection agency will be used if payment is not forthcoming.

Exasperated Mr Crockett told the Mirror: 'Someone has to pay for the food and staffing. We do catering in-house and it's a business. You wouldn't go to a shop and ask to pay later.

'We'd certainly consider debt collection because there comes a point when you have to be ruthless.'

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