The Freehold Regional High School District in New Jersey in mid-October will launch a prepaid card payment system for its school lunches. School officials hope the change will remove the "stigma" of being in the federal free- and reduced-lunch program. The $90,000 computerized system will allow students in all six of the district's high schools to use their identification cards to pay for meals, which makes separate lunch cards for the federal program unnecessary.

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