Increase in School Lunch Price to $1.65
Effective July 1, 2011, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires school food authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program to provide the same level of support for lunches served to students who are not eligible for free or reduced price lunches as they are for lunches served to students eligible for free lunches. An SFA charging, on average, less than $2.46 for a paid lunch may be required to gradually increase prices based on the calculation of an adjusted average paid lunch price.
The Board of Education did not increase the school lunch price in the 2012-2013 school year. However, to remain in compliance with this new regulation from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Board of Education approved a slight increase of $0.15 in student lunch prices for the 2013-2014 school year from $1.50 to $1.65. The price of breakfast will remain the same. This information was shared with the District’s Nutrition Committee at the end of the 2012-2013 school year prior to approval by the Board of Education.
As always, the District is willing to work with families so that all children are provided with a nutritious meal during the school day. If your family’s income status has impacted your ability to keep your child’s meal account up-to-date, you may want to consider completing a Free and Reduced Price Meal Application which can be submitted any time during the school year. Applications can be obtained from the school secretary.