April 8, 2013
A lunch in the Delaware City School district will be more expensive during the 2012-13 school year.
The school board this week gave its approval to raise lunch prices by 15 cents across the board as part of federal requirements. This is the second year for the lunch price increase.
The increase comes as part of requirements set out in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, in which districts are required to achieve price equity where all students who buy school lunch are contributing the same amount of money to the school as the free and reduced-meal prices, said Sally Rathje, district food service supervisor.
Lunch prices for grades kindergarten through grade six currently are $2.35 and will increase to $2.50. Lunches for grades seven through 12 will increase from $2.60 to $2.75. An adult lunch, currently $2.85, will increase to $3.
The current student breakfast price stays the same at $1.50.
Lunch prices last increased in the district during the 2011-12 school year by 10 cents, due to the same federal mandate.