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Students at this school are being segregated at lunch by their GPA and attendance

At Hudson High School in Pasco County, students are divided at lunch by their grade point average and attendance record.
At Hudson High School in Pasco County, students are divided at lunch by their grade point average and attendance record. AP

A high school in Florida put into effect a policy that administrators think will give students an incentive to do better in the classroom.

The way it works? Students are segregated during lunch by their grade point average.

Hudson High School in Pasco County, north of Tampa Bay, launched the program at the beginning of the school year. Students who have at least a 2.0 GPA and a good attendance record get a wristband that gives them special privileges, like being allowed to eat outside the cafeteria, FOX 13 News reported.

In order to score enough for a wristband, students need less than four absences, no less than a 2.0 GPA and no Fs.

What happens if you don’t qualify for a wristband?

You’re dubbed “off-track” and forced to eat inside the lunchroom where some are forced to stand because of overcrowding, school officials told the TV station.

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