School lunches at Jacksonville ISD have gone up 25 cents across the board for students, effective in August, when the new school session begins, according to district officials.
Local school board trustees met Tuesday to vote on the price increase, as well as address other agenda items.
Because JISD participates in the USDA's national school breakfast and lunch programs, breakfast is provided at no charge for Jacksonville students.
However, lunch prices at the high school and Compass Center are now $3.25 per person, formerly at $3 per person, while the rates charged for middle school and intermediate school students have gone from $2.75 to $3 each. Elementary students will now pay $3 per lunch, according to the JISD website.
The rate increases also impact faculty members and visitors dining in school cafeterias, who will pay a flat $3.50 per meal fee.
According to www.jisd.org, the district's food service department serves approximately 1,650 breakfasts and 3,700 lunches, with meals prepared at a location next to the Compass Center.
In other action, trustees: Authorized all 2019-20 contracts or work schedules beginning on/after July 1 to be paid a salary established in the district's 2019-20 compensation plan that will be adopted at as later date; adopted local policy Update 113, which impacts a range of topics; and approved a consent agenda that includes board meeting minutes from May 13 and May 28 and a variety of reports.
During the meeting, trustees also recognized Blaine Verhelle for his service of nine years with the board.