Area schools raise school lunches cost to meet federal mandate

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 10:00am

From the Longview News-Journal:

The cost of lunch at local school cafeterias is about to go up next year because of a new federal mandate that says there can’t be any price difference between free and paid meals.

Essentially, if a school district gets reimbursed $2.76 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture per lunch for a student on the free and reduced lunch program, then students who pay for meals also must be charged $2.76.

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