A New Jersey grammar school let a special needs student go hungry instead of contacting his parents over an unpaid bill, according to several reports. Despite an apology from the school district, the parents may now transfer the boy to a private school, according to Fox News.
John Robert Caravella just started the special autism program a Clifwood Elementary School.
John Robert Caravella, a 5-year-old kindergartner with autism, was denied a $2.30 meal by Cliffwood Elementary School in Matawan because his parents had yet to settle an $8 charge that was just a few days overdue, reports the Newark Star-Ledger.
The boy is unable to speak, so parents John and Silvia Caravella only learned of the school's controversial move when John Robert came home Tuesday with a note from his teacher that read: “John Robert was not able to get lunch today [sic] he ate his muffins. There is an issue with an outstanding bill.” Read more;