The Manhattan-Ogden School Board on Wednesday will consider raising lunch prices by 10 cents for students.
The meeting is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. at the Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave.
To cover the costs of food provided in the district, food service officials proposed raising the cost of lunches 10 cents.
If approved, elementary school lunches would be $2.75, secondary lunches would be $2.90, and adult lunches would be $3.70. Breakfast prices would remain the same, at $1.65 for all students and $2.40 for adults.
Stephanie Smith, director of food service, wrote in a memo to the board that food and non-food costs have remained stable this year, but the school will have higher milk costs, as well as the weekly changing costs of fresh produce.
This would be the third increase since the 2013-14 school year. In 2014, lunch prices increased 10 cents. In 2017, lunch increased 10 cents and breakfast prices increased 5 cents.
Smith will also ask the board for a new refrigerated truck to get food to the buildings from the central kitchen. The total cost for a truck from Delivery Concepts Central of Bloomingdale, Illinois, would cost $75,875.
Board members will also hear bond project updates, as well as consider bond-related costs. The board will consider approving a contract for asbestos and lead paint surveying at the schools for $75,400.
It will also consider approving storage space for at least the next two years for school materials while construction is ongoing.
The space would be about 10,000 square feet at 700 S. 16th St., and the agreement would be for $4,425 per month and utilities beginning June 1 through May 31, 2021. If the board chooses to extend it for a third year in the future, the cost would remain the same.