Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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June 27, 2012

Student meal prices headed toward $2

GLASGOW — Members of the Barren County Board of Education met in special session Tuesday night at the central office and approved a motion to increase meal prices to $1.90 for all grades for the 2012-13 school year.

Food Service Director Paula Russell said the district had no choice in the matter.

“The federal USDA, which gives me my reimbursement for free and reduced lunches, want the paid students to pay as much as they give me for reimbursed meals,” Russell said. “That’s what it’s boiling down to. Right now they’re trying to work up to $2.51. We want to have minimal increases, but it will probably go up a few cents each year.”

Russell said many districts already have exceeded the two dollar mark.

“We thought it would be best to have the increase with a ten cent carryover to the following year,” Russell said. “Many of the districts are already more than two dollars.”

One benefit, though, is students will be getting healthier meals, Russell said.

“With all the federal regulations coming out now, it’s just something we have to do,” Russell said. “However, we’re taking away the salt and the butter and we’re using sweetener instead of sugar. For hungry kids, they can come back for all the fruits and vegetables they want. Maybe we can fill them up on fruits and vegetables.”

Superintendent Bo Matthews said the district is simply following federal regulations.


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