The Burnet Consolidated Unbiased Faculty District will begin charging for center college and highschool lunches within the 2022-23 tutorial 12 months after the federal authorities curtailed a 2020 pandemic program that reimbursed colleges for the price of the meals.
The BCISD Board of Trustees accepted meal costs for the upcoming 12 months throughout its assembly Monday, June 20. Center college lunches will price $2.60 and highschool lunches $2.85, the identical costs as in 2019.
“Though (conserving the costs the identical as in 2019) will end in a lack of income, it’s what it greatest for households,” stated BCISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett in an e-mail. “These adjustments shall be evaluated once more subsequent college 12 months in preparation for the 2023-2024 college 12 months.”
Elementary college lunches will stay free after the district strikes that meal below the USDA’s Group Eligibility Provision. The supply is just obtainable for elementary campuses, McBurnett stated.
Breakfast additionally shall be free in any respect campuses.
Lunches had been free to all BCISD college students since early within the COVID-19 pandemic below the Households First Coronavirus Response Act of March 2020, which approved the U.S. Division of Agriculture to waive a lot of guidelines. The USDA allowed college districts to increase the Summer season Lunch Program into the tutorial 12 months. The summer season program pays the prices of faculty meals for all college students, no matter household revenue.
The USDA’s authority to increase the Summer season Lunch Program all through the varsity 12 months ends June 30. Congress may select to resume that authority.