Bentonville High School To Drop Exam Schedule

Posted: April 8, 2014 at 5 a.m.

Semester exams no longer will be part of Bentonville High School's schedule beginning next school year.

At A Glance

Lunch And Milk Prices Rising

The Bentonville School District intends to raise breakfast, lunch and milk prices beginning next school year. The School Board appears set to approve the change at its meeting April 21.

Under the plan, meal prices will increase by 10 cents across the district. Lunch at the elementary and middle school levels will increase to $2.55; lunch at the junior high and high school levels will increase to $2.75. Breakfast at all levels will increase from $1.65 to $1.75. The cost of milk at all levels will increase from 35 cents to 50 cents.

Sterling Ming, district finance director, said the change is necessary because the U.S. Department of Agriculture requires agencies participating in the federal National School Lunch Program ensure schools are providing the same level of support for lunches served to students who are not eligible for free or reduced price lunches.

The district has increased lunch prices the past two years. The milk price has not increased in 10 years. The district is losing money on milk sales, Ming said.

Source: Staff Report

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