Lynchburg School Board to Consider Lunch Prices, Probation - - ABC13

Lynchburg School Board to Consider Lunch Prices, Probation


Lynchburg, VA - The Lynchburg City School Board is expected to vote on whether to raise the price of school lunches by 25 cents Tuesday night.

School board members say that it's likely Lynchburg City School students are going to pulling a little more change out of their pocket to pay for lunch this year.

Board Chairman Charlie White says if approved, the cost of an elementary school lunch will be $2, middle and high school students will be looking at paying $2.25.

School administrators are trying to maintain a self sustaining lunch program that doesn't have to be supported by funds from the budget, prompting the proposed increase. Given inflation and other increases, the only way to make that happen was by an incremental increase over the next two years.

Last year, there was a similar raise in price.

White says price hikes will be proposed for at least one more year.

Another agenda item Tuesday night will be increasing school staff probationary periods from three to five years. The topic stems from recent legislation passed by Governor McDonnell.

White says this allows for greater flexibility in staffing decisions.

If approved, a five year probationary period would apply to all hires after July 1.

We'll have more on the board's decision on ABC 13 News at 11.

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