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SMASD to raise lunch prices

April 9, 2012

Photo by Colin Deppen Photo by Colin Deppen - At Monday's meeting, the SMASD Board of Directors voted unanimously to increase the price of school lunch nationwide in accordance with a new federal mandate.

At Monday's meeting of the SMASD Board of Directors a motion to raise school lunch prices $.10 per meal was adopted unanimously. The increase, to take effect next year, is the result of a federal mandate entitled "Equity in School Lunch Pricing." The mandate requires districts to raise lunch prices $.10 per year until the "paid meal" lunch prices reach the the $2.72 level, at which the government then reimburses districts per free lunch.

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