MCC to talk meal costs, new hire

July 29, 2018

SCOTTVILLE — The Mason County Central Board of Education will vote Monday on a recommendation to increase the costs of meals for students.

Kris Courtland-Willick, the district’s business manager, will recommend an increase for elementary and high school lunches for the 2018-19 school year.

The change is being suggested based on new regulations from the federal government that requires public school districts with a negative balance in their school food service accounts as of Jan. 31 of this year to determine meal pricing through the Paid Lunch Equity calculation tool in accordance with Section 776 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018.

The notes for Monday’s meeting stated that the prices have been determined by a USDA calculation tool, and will raise kindergarten through eighth grade and ninth through 12th grade lunch prices to $2.90 from $2.85 the previous school year.

There will be no price increases for breakfast, which is $1.60; milk, which is 35 cents; reduced lunch, which is 40 cents; or reduced breakfast, which is 30 cents.

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