School meal prices to increase
by Larry S. Chowning
Like everything else, the cost of public school meals is going up.
Middlesex School Superintendent Rusty Fairheart reported at the July 14 school board meeting the cost of fuel is driving up the prices of almost everything—including the cost of school lunches and breakfasts. “The increases in food costs are reflected in the grocery stores,” said Fairheart.
The price hike means breakfast at Middlesex Elementary School will increase from $1.25 to $1.40, and lunches from $1.75 to $2 in the coming school year. St. Clare Walker Middle School and Middlesex High School will increase the cost of breakfast from $1.25 to $1.40, and lunches from $2 to $2.25.
All adult meal prices will increase from $2.75 to $3, and milk at all schools will jump from 40 cents to 50 cents.
In other matters, the board: