Most school lunch and breakfast prices went up a bit this academic year after the R-7 district’s annual pricing review.
The changes were driven in part by federal regulations that govern the cost of full-price meals.
Regular lunch prices are rising a nickel for students — to $2.25 in the elementary schools, $2.40 at the middle schools and $2.50 in the high schools. Premier lunches will stay at $2.50 at the elementary level, but will go up 10 cents for middle and high school students. The new cost is $2.60 in middle school and $2.85 in the high schools.
Breakfast prices for students are unchanged in the secondary schools: $1.65 for regular breakfast and $2 for premier. Elementary school breakfasts now cost $1.50, a dime more than last year.
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The school board approved the changes in July.