LL-H raises meal prices

Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette — Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools Superintendent Brad Codere talks during Monday’s monthly meeting.

LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden-Hubbell Township Schools students will have slightly higher lunch prices this fall, though still on the low end among Copper Country districts.

Elementary and high school lunch went up 10 cents each to $2.40 and $2.60, respectively. Breakfast rose from $1.45 to $1.50.

The district board approved the increases to bring the district into compliance with federal reimbursement guidelines. Districts are required to raise prices if they charged less than the federal reimbursement rate for a comparable free meal: $1.79 for breakfasts or $3.31 for lunches.

“We still have the lowest costs in the area, when it’s all taken together,” said Superintendent Brad Codere.

For elementary lunch, Lake Linden was tied with Jeffers for the lowest, Codere said. The district had the lowest price for high school lunch.

In breakfast, the district’s prices are below everyone but Adams Township, which provides free or 50-cent breakfasts.

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