Students receive break on hot lunch

By on September 4, 2009

by Susan O’Neill
Students at the middle school and high school saw a decrease in their cost for a hot lunch from $2.50 to $2 when school started. This benefit comes from an overage in the net cash reserves for the food service program, according to guidelines in the federally-funded program.

The school food service account is required to limit its net cash resources to an amount that does not exceed three months’ average expenditures for its nonprofit school food service.

According to Assistant Superintendent for Business Julie-Ann Fuchs, one significant advantage of this change is that the hot lunch program is a well-balanced and nutritional meal consistent with the district’s wellness policy. By reducing the price, students may be encouraged to select a healthier choice for their lunch, she wrote in a memo to the board.