Oconee School Board Approves Lunch Price Increase, School Nutrition Program Bids
The 10-cent increase across the board goes into effect next school year.
It will cost a little more for lunch at all Oconee County Schools beginning next fall.
At a meeting Monday, the Board of Education approved a recommendation for a 10-cent increase, setting the cost for lunch at $2.10 at the elementary schools, $2.35 for a regular meal at the middle and high schools and $3.35 for a "supreme" meal. Adult meals will be $3.45.
During a presentation last week, School Nutrition Director Susan Elsner said rising food costs and changing nutrition requirements were some of the reasons behind the recommendation. She also said the increase would not affect students on the free or reduced meal plan.
Breakfast prices will remain the same as last school year: $1.45 for students and $1.75 for adults.
Prices for both meals increased in 2011 after having been flat for three years. The cost of breakfast went up by 20 cents and lunch by 25 cents. (See the attached pdf presentation for more backround.)
Also at the meeting, the Board approved the following bids for services:
Small Equipment - Atlanta Fixture - $452,817.23
Disposables/Chemicals - Southeastern Paper - $913,465.12
Food Safety/Sanitation - SFSPac - $46,358.20
Dairy - Mayfield Dairies - extension
Bakery - SaraLee/Earthgrains - extension
General Grocery - USFoodservice - extension
Fresh Produce - Royal Foods - new (RFP Admin: Douglas County)