Lunch prices to increase at city, county schools

By Nicole Smith, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 6/7/16

Students in county and city schools will pay more for their lunches in the 2016-17 school year.

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Lunch prices to increase at city, county schools

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Students in county and city schools will pay more for their lunches in the 2016-17 school year.

Walker County elementary, middle and high school students will now pay $2.60 cents for a lunch – an increase of 10 cents.

In Jasper City Schools, elementary students will pay $2.25 for their lunch, while middle and high school students will pay $2.50.

"The federal government sets those guidelines," Walker County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Adkins said. "Hopefully, the lunches will be 10 cents better."

Dr. Ann Jackson, the superintendent for Jasper City Schools, added, "We will be going up on our lunch prices this year because we have not gone up for several years. The USDA requires that you go up each year, but the state will allow you some waivers, and we have exhausted our waiver requests."