Thursday, July 2, 2009

School Lunch Prices Hold Steady

According to the HoCo Sun, school officials decided to leave prices alone. (It would be interesting to see whether the school system is getting the kinds of breaks on food and transportation costs these days that is allowing groceries and others to cut prices).

Elementary lunch will cost $2.50, while lunches at middle and high schools will cost $3. The "signature" and "coaches corner" lunch options at high schools will cost $3.75. The price of breakfast at all schools will be $1.75.

The decision to maintain current prices was based, in part, on "a review of the current and projected financial condition of the food service program," and took into account the impact the poor economy has had on many families, according to a report reviewed by the Board of Education June 11.

According to the report, participation in Howard's school meals program decreased by 1,228 students during the 2008-2009 school year and close to 2,500 students over the past three fiscal years.

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