Medina Schools students will pay 25 cents more for lunch this upcoming school year.
Elementary lunches will be $2.50 and middle and high school meals will be $2.75 for regular menu lunches or $3 if students want a different entree or side items not on the menu for a particular day.
Breakfast went up to $1.50 and milk went from 40 to 50 cents.
Angela Sellars, supervisor of the food service department for the district, said there are multiple reasons for the increase, which was approved at Monday’s school board meeting.
“Food prices are going up at grocery stores and all over,” she said told school board members. “We’re just trying to keep up with the cost of food.”
Also, she said the increase was necessary because the department is self-supporting and does not use any money from the schools’ general fund.
“We haven’t raised lunch prices since the 2011-2012 year, so it’s been a while,” she said.