Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Meal Prices for 2014-15 School Year

Effective July 1, 2014, in accordance to the interim rule entitled, "National School Lunch Program: School Food Service Account Revenue Amendments Related to the Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act of 2010" requires school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program to provide the same level of support for lunches served to students who are not eligible for free or reduced priced lunches (i.e., paid lunches) as they are for lunches served to students eligible for free lunches.

Based on this provision, all school districts will have to evaluate their current paid lunch prices and adjust prices as outlined in the provision.

In compliance with this new provision, Richland School District Two has confirmed the following price increases for the 2014 201school year:

Paid Lunch (Elementary) - $2.50 (increase of 10 cents from previous year)
Paid Lunch (Secondary) - $2.65 (increase of 5 cents from previous year)

Currently, all other meal prices will remain the same for next school year. Additional information governing this regulation can be found on the USDA website at