Greencastle-Antrim school lunch prices going up by a dime

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Lunch prices are going up in Greencastle-Antrim schools.

All student and adult lunches will be 10 cents more when school opens Aug. 27.

According to information provided by the school district’s food service department, “the increase is a direct result of legislation in the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010” that requires schools to charge at least as much for a full paid school lunch as the school receives in reimbursement for a free lunch. According to the memo, the gap between the two rates is currently 41 cents.

Primary and elementary students will now pay $1.90 for a lunch, up a dime from $1.80. Middle and high school students will also see the 10 cent increase from $2.10 to $2.20. Adult lunch price will go from $3.35 to $3.45.

The price of a carton of milk will remain the same at 40 cents for 8 ounces.

The new lunch prices were approved by the school board May 17 on a 7-1 vote.