NEW FEDERAL GUIDELINES INCREASE COST OF SCHOOL LUNCHES
League City – On Monday, April 25, 2011, the Clear Creek ISD Board of Trustees approved a school lunch increase of $.05 for the 2011-2012 school year.
According to Child Nutrition Director Fred Walker, “This is the first time in 10 years CCISD has raised rates and it’s only because a change in federal guidelines mandates we charge more. This is not a local decision.”
Every four years the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act of 1946 must be reauthorized. It was most recently reauthorized and signed into law in December of 2010.
All school districts participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program must follow the new guidelines in order to receive funding.
Effective July 1, 2011, schools are required to charge students for paid meals at a price that is on average equal to the difference between free meal reimbursement and paid meal reimbursement. The new price for meals at CCISD elementary campuses will be $1.80. At the intermediate and high schools lunch will cost $2.05. The increase will not go into effect until August 2011.