County BOE holds student meal prices at current levels

Published 12:28 am Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Student lunch prices at the county schools won’t go up for the 2013-2014 school year.

That announcement was made Tuesday; however, school board members did vote to increase adult lunch prices from $2.50 to $2.60.

Superintendent Terry Holley said thanks to a 6-cent rebate awarded by the federal government, the system could avoid raising student meals; however, the rebate wasn’t enough to avoid the adult meal price increase.

Holley said student meal prices could increase next year.

Currently, students pay $2 for lunch; $1 for breakfast, and those on a reduced-meal plan pay $1.25 for lunch and 60-cents for breakfast.