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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