By Wendy Klobe, ISD 15 Nutrition Services Program Supervisor
The increase to the cost of a school meal is part of the federal-mandated “paid price equity” calculation in the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Independent School District 15 is mandated to increase meal prices each year until pricing equals what the federal government subsidizes the district for providing free meals to those who qualify. Currently, the district receives $2.51 in additional funding for each free meal served.
Meal prices for the 2012-13 school year are:
- $2.20 elementary lunch, $1.35 elementary breakfast
- $2.40 secondary lunch, $1.45 secondary breakfast
- $3.40 adult lunch, $1.90 adult breakfast
The increase in school meal prices was approved by the ISD 15 School Board at the May 29 meeting.
For more information, contact Wendy Klobe.