MSCS board approves lunch price increase

MORLEY — Students will have to pay a little more for lunch next school year after the Morley Stanwood Community Schools Board of Education voted at Monday’s meeting to increase the prices by 10 cents.

To decide on the price of lunch, the state uses a formula based on each school’s demographic information to determine what price students will have to pay to maintain the lunch program, according to Roger Cole, superintendent of MSCS.

Starting in the fall, instead of paying $2.65, students in the Morley Stanwood Middle School and high school will pay $2.75.

In other news, the school board discussed possibly privatizing transportation to run the transportation program.

Previously, the school submitted a request for bids, but the board elected to not follow through with the privatization.

The board also approved contributing $13,000 toward the purchase of new playground equipment. The Parent Teacher Organization has been raising funds to purchase a new piece for the elementary school playground.

“The PTO has been instrumental in raising funds to build up the playground,” Cole said.

With the help of the school board, the piece was purchased and will arrive at the elementary school soon.

Board members also voted to change the date of Board of Education meetings from the third Monday of the month to the second Monday of the month starting in July.

The next Board of Education meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 15, at Morley Stanwood High School, located at 4700 Northland Drive.

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