A US school region has prohibited understudies who have more than $75 (£58) in lunch obligation from going to the prom and other extra-curricular exercises.

The educational committee leader of Cherry Hill in New Jersey said the arrangement struck an “equalization of sympathy” while “considering individuals responsible”.

An agent said he would settle the obligations yet the board dismissed his offer.

The prom boycott was acquired after past measures taken by the region were denounced as “lunch-disgracing”.

In August, Cherry Hill had declared that understudies behind on installments would just be given fish sandwiches as opposed to a full feast.

Following an open clamor, the board pulled back the strategy, supplanting it with the prohibition on obligated understudies partaking in extra-curricular exercises.

The region has 19 schools with an aggregate of around 11,350 understudies, of whom about 20% are qualified for marked down cost or free suppers, The Inquirer reports.

A dinner at Cherry Hill costs $3, ascending to $3.10 for secondary school understudies.

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