School lunch price hike blamed on federal rules

Local families will pay more for their children to eat lunch at school next year, and prices might continue to climb.

Edinburgh, Franklin and Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson schools are raising the cost of lunch by 10 cents next year, and breakfast prices at Edinburgh and Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson will go up 5 cents. Center Grove, Clark-Pleasant and Greenwood schools haven’t decided what their lunch prices will be next school year.

Department of Agriculture wants school districts to ensure they’re bringing in enough money to pay their cafeteria workers and purchase food.

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