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Community raises enough money to pay off all school lunch debt at Salado ISD

Posted at 1:09 PM, Nov 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-15 18:17:42-05

SALADO, TX — The Village of Salado is proving that it takes a village to raise a child. The community joined together to raise money to cover the cafeteria lunch debt accumulated by Salado ISD students over the year.

Brian Gurley posted in the Salado People Facebook Group after hearing about cafeteria debt problems across the country. He wanted to know if there was something he could do to help.

After speaking to the cafeteria manager at Salado, he asked the community to donate money to cover the costs of outstanding cafeteria balances. Gurley started a GoFundMe and went door to door to get donations to help the students of Salado.

The community raised $3,603.30 for the school. The Gurley family dropped the check off on Friday.

Salado High School Principal Beth Aycock said the district has around $1,800 in outstanding cafeteria balances. The credit will cover the current balances, and the remainder of the money will go to future outstanding balances.

"I think that the district and the families are very appreciate and its going to make a difference to these kids and their families," Aycock said.