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      School lunch in Liverpool to cost more next year

      If your children eat lunch at school, it will cost them more in Liverpool next year.

      The school board approved a 10 cent increase in the price of school lunch for the 2013-2014 school year. Students at the elementary level will now pay $2.15 for a school lunch, while students at the middle school and high school levels will now pay $2.40. The price of milk also will increase 10 cents to 60 cents.

      The District will continue to offer universal breakfast at the elementary level, and the price of breakfast will remain $1.25 for middle and high school students. As part of The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, school districts across the country are required to meet 26 regulations over the next few years. Districts are required to charge students for paid meals at a price that is on average equal to the difference between the federal reimbursement costs for a free meal and a paid meal. The goal, over time, is for the price of school lunch across the country to be no more than $2.59.

      As always, Free and Reduced Meal applications are available for families who need assistance paying for school lunch.