By Susan Winlow
The Vacaville School District governing board will look Thursday at a school lunch fee hike in order to meet requirements for the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
The provision requires districts “to ensure that federal reimbursements for students on free status do not exceed the combination of federal reimbursements and revenues received from other sources for students on paid status,” according to staff reports.
The district has two options to maintain compliance and to avoid a general fund contribution: An increase of 10 cents for elementary school lunches, despite a 25-cent jump in the 2012-13 school year, or an increase of 25 cents for middle school lunches and 50 cents for high school lunches. Lunch rates at these grades have not been raised for seven years.