Board approves mandatory school meal price increase

The Board of Trustees approved federally mandated increases of $0.10 to school meals as a result of The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The law mandates that school meal programs match average costs with the federal reimbursement rate, which the Texas Department of Agriculture set at $2.85. The current District average rate is $2.72. The law allows districts to incrementally increase rates over a number of years.

The new prices will be:

  • Elementary paid breakfast: $1.35,
  • Elementary paid lunch: $2.70,
  • Secondary paid breakfast: $1.35,
  • Secondary paid lunch: $2.95
  • All reduced breakfast: $0.30,
  • All reduced lunch: $0.40,
  • Adult breakfast: $2.25 and
  • Adult lunch: $3.60.