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School Board Considers Raising Meals Cost

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Parents should be prepared to pay a 5-cent increase in the cost of Pottsgrove School District breakfast and lunch meals during the 2017-2018 academic year if its Board of School Directors accepts a proposed food services budget to be reviewed tonight (Tuesday, April 25, 2017) during a 7:30 p.m. meeting in Pottsgrove High School.

The 2017-2018 food service budget of $1.39 million laid out for next year by Chartwells School Dining Services, the district’s cafeteria operator, would raise prices by a nickle to cover expenses in what is described in the board agenda as a “break-even scenario.” A copy of the agenda is available for download here; a copy of the anticipated food services budget is found here.

If approved, the new meals cost would be:

  • $3.40 for lunch at the high school;
  • $3.05 for lunch at the middle school;
  • $2.70 for lunch at the elementary schools; and
  • $1.70 for breakfast.
  • “There will also be some minor price increases in the a la carte menu,” the agenda added.

Also during its meeting, the board is scheduled to:

  • Name Dr. Robert P. Harney as the district’s new assistant superintendent;
  • Discuss the proposed 2017-2018 budget for the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center, to which Pottsgrove sends students;
  • Consider remaining contractor payments for reconstruction of Pottsgrove High School;
  • Approve a new board policy dealing with homeless students, and a revised policy addressing “Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care;” and
  • Add an additional meeting date in June, potentially to handle last-minute budget issues.

Related (to the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors’ April 25 meeting):

  • School Board Considers Raising Meals Cost

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