ARDMORE, Okla. -- Students of Ardmore city schools will be paying more to eat meals at school next year.
Thursday night, the school board unanimously approved a 20 cent hike for lunches and a 10 cent increase for breakfasts.
That will put the cost of a lunch at $1.80 for the younger children. Sixth through 12th graders will have to pay $2.00.
And they are not the only ones who will have to pay more. It will cost you $3.00 if you want to go and have lunch with your child. That's a 25 cent increase.
Administrators say food has gotten so expensive, the increase still doesn't cover the full cost of serving a hot meal.
"Our cost of meal preparation has gone up 26 cents per meal... we proposed raising lunch prices 20 cents per meal for students," said Dr. Ruth Ann Carr, Ardmore superintendent.
This is the first price increase in five years.
We have more of the committee’s recommendations from Robin Beal’s story posted Wednesday.