LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette schools will raise lunch prices next year for students that aren't receiving lunch assistance.
They said it's because an exemption they once had from federal guidelines has expired.
Those guidelines determine how much a meal's sticker price must be in relation to how much the federal government spends on it.
Elementary school prices will cost $2.10.
Sunnyside, Tecumseh and Jeff High Schools will cost $2.30.
LSC School Board member Eric Rody said the increase is standard in schools a part of the national school lunch program.
"Every three to four years, every school corporation is required to do some type of across the board price increase," said Rody. "We have applied for waivers over the past three to four years in all categories and we have pretty much run the limit to what waivers we can get."
Adults lunches will go up 25 cents.
Breakfast in kindergarten to eighth grade in LSC schools is still free.