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APS to raise lunch prices slightly in 2019-20

Submitted by on June 13, 2019 – 12:34 amNo Comment

It will cost some students at Alpena Public Schools a little more to move through the lunch line next year.

The school district is raising lunch prices for students who don’t qualify for free or reduced meals by 10 cents at both the elementary and secondary levels.

Younger kids will pay $2.85, up from $2.75; and students in 6-12th grades will pay $3.10, up from $3.00.

Lunch prices were last raised during the 2016-17 school year. Breakfast prices are not going up and were last raised in 2017-18 after previously holding steady for a 5-year period.

Reduced breakfast and lunch prices of 30 cents and 40 cents respectively will remain unchanged in 2019-20.

Currently, 54.5 percent of all APS students receive free or reduced meals, including 57 percent at the elementary level and 52 percent at the secondary level. Hinks, Lincoln and Sanborn elementary schools, along with ACES Academy, provided free meals to all kids.

APS also provides food service to Pied Piper and All Saints Catholic School. The school district also provided meals for Alcona Community Schools for a few years, however Alcona has decide to take the service back over for 2019-20.