Public schools

Spanish Students Charged for Bringing Bagged Lunches

Parents aren't pleased about hard-to-justify tab

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Crisis-hit Spain is to charge parents for sending their children to school with packed lunches.

A daily fee of up to €3 (£2.36) will be introduced when the new term begins next month.

The charge — which reflects "the relative cost for the use of the dining room and the supervision that entails" — has been condemned as "barbaric" by parents.