Iowa residents who owe the Marshalltown Community School District lunch money soon will have more than the school bully to answer to.

The Board of Education approved a proposal Monday to hire an agency to collect unpaid lunch debts, according to the Marshalltown Times Republican, in the hopes that the agency, PSD Receivables, will be able to recover $25,900 from past-due school meal accounts.

District Food Service Director Ann Feilmann told the paper the district has tried sending letters and calling homes of debtors to no avail and doesn't consider denying students lunch to be a viable option.

"I'm hoping that we see a little more response," she said.

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