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Rogers City increasing school lunch prices

July 10, 2012
Jordan Travis - News Staff Writer , The Alpena News

ROGERS CITY - In order to comply with state law, the Rogers City Area School Board of Education voted to increase its meal prices.

Students will pay 10 to 20 cents more per meal starting in the this school year, Superintendent Kathleen Makowski, said. The board approved the cost increases across all grades, including meals for adults and non-public students.

Students in kindergarten to fifth grade, as well as non-public students in kindergarten through eighth grade, will pay $1.75 for lunch, up from $1.55 previously charged, Makowski said. Sixth- through 12th-graders will pay $2.50, up from $2.30.

The cost of breakfast increased by 10 cents, to $1 from the previous 90 cents, Makowski said. Milk also increased to 50 cents, 10 cents more than before.

Adults will pay $3.50 for lunch, and $1.60 for breakfast, an increase of 20 cents and five cents, respectively, Makowski said.

Makowski said the prices were increased "minimally."

"It keeps us in line with most local districts as well, and actually is lower than most local districts," she said.

The changes are part of a gradual increase to comply with a state-required formula for what the district charges, Makowski said.

"If we took it all away, the formula would require us to raise our rates by a significantly higher amount," she said. "As long as we slowly raise our rates to get to that point, we're following the formula."

The increases do not apply to reduced-price meals, Makowski said.

In other business:

The bid was submitted by Kawkawlin Roofing, board President Bryan Hall, said.

Work is set to begin in August, and should be finished by the start of the school year in September, Makowski said.

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