Meal, Bus Rates Set by Beatrice Board of Education

BEATRICE – A slight increase in breakfast and lunch prices in the Beatrice Public School System has been approved by the board of education.

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BPS Business Manager John Brazell says school breakfast and lunch prices track what the federal reimbursement level is, for a free meal.  Cost of each meal and the number of meals factor in to the setting of rates.  Adult meals will go up ten cents this coming school year.  Milk prices remain the same as the past year.

The Beatrice School Board also approved the fee for parents who pay to have their students ride the bus.  Brazell says rates are staying the same as the past year.

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Stable fuel prices led to the decision to leave the cost unchanged.  For students paying to ride beginning in December, the charge is $88.  In April, it is $40 for the remaining weeks of the school year.  The District 15 Board also approved bids for milk and bread supplies for the coming school year.

Brazell says this past year, 438 students participating in activities or events that require some fee, at the high school.  A total of $14,154 was collected, about half of that amount for athletic events.

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At the end of this school year, the student fee fund balance totaled $33,798. There are no recommendations for changing fee policy for this coming year.  The Beatrice School Board held short public hearings on student fee policy and parental involvement, prior to the board’s regular meeting, last night.  No public input was given.

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