Beatrice School Board Sets Meal, Bus Fees
Breakfast and lunch prices in the Beatrice Public Schools will go up a dime, this coming school year. That was one of several actions taken by the Beatrice Board of Education, Monday night.
Breakfast for students will increase from $1.75, to $1.85…..for adults, from $1.95 to $2.05. Lunch at the elementary grades for students will go from $2.50 to $2.60….for grades 6-to-12 and parochial students, the charge increases from $2.50 to $2.70. Adult lunch price will move from $3.20 to $3.30.
District Business Manager John Brazell says the new prices will more closely match the level of federal reimbursement from the USDA, through a price calculator.
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The Beatrice School Board also approved an increase in the pay-to-ride bus transportation fee, from the current $115, to $118, annually.
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Students living inside a nine-block radius from their school, can pay to ride the bus.
The Beatrice School Board also approved an increase in the per-day rate for substitute teachers, from $114, to $118. Brazell says that recommendation was made after comparing what other districts are paying.
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Handbooks for certified and classified staff and for substitute teachers have been approved by the board.
The district will have a new dairy supplier. Prairieland Dairy won the bid for the service this coming year…..one of two bids submitted.
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The district 15 board also approved a bread bid from Rotella’s Italian Bakery……the same company that provided the service to the district the past year.