Increased lunch, breakfast prices for Gateway students next year
Gateway school board increased breakfast and lunch prices for all its schools starting in the 2018-19 school year.
All lunch costs will be increased by 10 cents; breakfast will go up 5 cents. The new prices are as follows:
High school: $2.85
Gateway Middle: $2.75
Moss Side Middle: $2.60
High school : $1.40
Gateway Middle: $1.40
Moss Side Middle : $1.35
The school board also passed a $1.9 million budget for the district's cafeterias with a $80,000 transfer from its food services rainy day fund to balance it. This year's food services budget reflects an additional $16,000 in expenditures.
Food Services Director Martin Lorenzo said the additional expenditures are due to increased food prices and labor costs.
“The increased lunch and breakfast prices will help offset costs for expanded requirements from the federal government,” he said.