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State to raise cost of school lunch

October 13, 2011
The Maui Weekly

The Associated Press - The state plans to raise the cost of school lunches in Hawai'i by 85 cents, pushing prices well above the national average of $2.20. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported last week that the hike would raise the cost of a high school lunch to $3.35, more than double what students paid in 2006. The Board of Education voted in favor of a budget request that assumes that the price hike will make up for a $6 million funding cut. In a department memo, officials acknowledged that some families may not be able to pay more and that the hike could lead to more children going hungry. The hike would not affect the 58 percent of students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

 
 

 

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