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HCS school lunches will go up a dime next school year

Hardin County Schools had food issues to resolve Thursday on the board’s meeting agenda.

School lunch prices again will be increased by a dime next school year. Full-price meals for students will cost $2.40, up from $2.30 this year. A federal regulation that was part of the 2011 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids establishes a formula for meal prices and requires the district to implement annual 10-cent increases.

Based on family income, many students in the district qualify for free lunches or reduced-price meals, which are set next year at 40 cents per day.

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