Price for school lunch, breakfast to increase

The price for breakfast and lunch will go up by 10 cents at Hannibal schools this fall.

The Hannibal board of education approved the increase at its July 10 meeting, according to the meeting minutes posted online.

The price for breakfast for all grades will rise to $1.25.

The price for lunch for grades kindergarten through eight will rise to $2.10. The price for grades nine through 12 will go up to $2.15.

The increase is about average compared to other Oswego County districts, said Debbie Richardson, of the Food Service Department.

The increase will help balance the department’s budget, which was in the red last year, she said.

The board also approved a request for teacher Arlene Laut to take her students on a field trip to Chicago to visit the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie.

The students are taking her course on holocaust and genocide. The trip, by Amtrak train, will include a Trolley Tour and a Chicago Gangster Tour.

Cost will be $300 per student and there will be a limit of 40 students. The students will report back to the board after the trip.

In other business, board member Michael LaFurney said he would try to organize a meeting in late July or early August to discuss the Wall of Distinction.

The Wall is on the agenda for the board’s meeting at 7:15 tonight in the board room at the high school.

In other business last month, the policy involving non-resident students was discussed.

Board members said this policy needs to be reviewed. A small committee will be convened to make recommendations for change.

Board member Madeline Pittorf and vice president Dale Young will sit on the committee.

The district still will be required to follow procedures in place through the McKinney Vento Homeless Act, board members said.

The district has 72 homeless students. Board members said they would discuss the issue in August, although it does not appear on tonight’s agenda.

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