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Easton Raises School Lunch Prices

It will cost 5 to 10 cents more to eat lunch at Easton Area schools next year.

The cost of eating lunch at Easton Area schools will probably go up next year.

The Easton Area School Board will vote later this month to raise the price of school lunches from to  for the 2012-2013 academic year.

District Chief Operating Officer Michael Simonetta said the price increase is being done to keep the district in compliance with the state average of $2.05 per lunch.

The new price structure:

  • Kindergarten to Fourth grade: $1.90 to $2.00
  • Fifth and Sixth Grade: $1.90 to $2.10
  • Seventh to 12th Grade: $2.05 to $2.10

The board is expected to vote on the price increase at its June 26 meeting.

S June 06, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Catholic school is paying $3.00!!!
Ronnie DelBacco June 06, 2012 at 06:05 PM
I suspect that the district could save a small fortune and not have to raise prices at all if they would simply scale back all the extra items available each day and return to a straight forward uniform lunch for all students with one simple alternate choice for religious exceptions like they used to do. Frank Pintabone made a similar suggestion during his campaign. Perhaps this is his opportunity to make good on another campaign suggestion and save the district money in the process.
bill frome June 06, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Have one hot meal and the alternate is peanut butter and jelly like when I went to school
On The Hill June 07, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Federal nutrition guidelines prevent your suggestion from occurring (in any district). I'm sure you're also aware that Sodexo manages the food services department, not the district.

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