Meal prices in Washington County Public Schools will rise by 5 cents next school year — the second straight year of increases — but still will be among the state’s lowest, according to a school system official.
The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday approved a $10.35 million Food and Nutrition Services budget for fiscal 2013.
The budget includes the increase in meal prices.
With the increase, lunch will cost $1.95 for elementary school students, $2.20 for secondary school students and $3.35 for staff members.
Breakfast prices will be $1.15 for elementary and secondary students, and $2.15 for staffers.
In a PowerPoint presentation, Jeffrey M. Proulx, the district’s supervisor of food and nutrition services, showed that Washington County’s current lunch prices are lower than the statewide average and prices in other Western Maryland counties.
For elementary students, the state average is $2.18. Allegany County charges $2.15, and Frederick County charges $2.05, 15 cents more than Washington County.