School lunch prices will increase in Petersburg


August 24, 2023

At the first board meeting of the academic year last week, the Petersburg School District board decided that school meal prices will increase by at least $0.25 this school year.

This decision was approved in order to maintain the financial sustainability of the school food service program and comply with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Paid Lunch Equity Policy.

The policy says that schools serving lunch need to have enough money to pay for meals that students buy at the regular price, not the discounted price; some students are eligible to receive meals for free or...

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