COLUMBIA CITY â€” Carol Heinold, food service director, gave the Whitley County Consolidated School (WCCS) Corporationâ€™s Board of School Trustees information concerning food prices in the last several years at their work session last week.
â€śFederal requirements are that we are to try to raise our lunch prices, not breakfast, for the reimbursement rate,â€ť said Heinold.
â€śLast year they told us we needed to raise it a nickel, and thatâ€™s what theyâ€™re showing this year.â€ť
For kindergarten through fifth grade the proposed change is $1.60.
For sixth grade through eighth grade, the proposed change is $1.75.
For ninth grade through 12th grade, the proposed change is $1.25, and for adults the proposed change is $2.60.
Heinold said the reimbursement amount for a meal is $2.77, but she does not think it will ever be reached due to consistent rising costs.
â€śI donâ€™t know that weâ€™ll ever catch it because every year they raise that reimbursement amount two or three cents,â€ť said Heinold.