Platteville Public Schools set its lunch prices before the 2014–15 school year began.
The school district then found itself required by federal regulations to raise its lunch prices for fifth- through 12th-graders by 5 cents. The School Board voted Sept. 22 for the price increase.
School district business manager Art Beaulieu said the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Paid Lunch Equity rules required weighted lunch prices — the cost of full-price, reduced and free lunches — of $2.65 per lunch. The original price didn’t meet that level, requiring the increase to $2.70 per lunch, Beaulieu said.