Knox Community School Board Approves Small Cafeteria Price Increase

The Knox Community School Board approved a small increase in cafeteria prices for the 2011-2012 school year:

“This year the State is requiring schools to increase by at least a dime,” said Superintendent, A.J. Gappa. “We’re going to hold our breakfast the same but we’re going to increase our lunch price at the Elementary, Middle and High Schools by $.20. Next year, our breakfasts will still be $1.10 for each student at all of the buildings, but lunch at the Elementary School will be $1.70 and lunch at the Middle School and High School will be $1.95.”

Superintendent Gappa said the price could go up again for the 2012-2013 school year.

“We are anticipating an increase in cost of supplies for the schools because it appears that the Federal Government is going to require certain types of menus and by doing so, they’re going to require us to buy foods that are more expensive. There could be a cost increase again next year, but we’ll have to reevaluate that next year at this time.”