The foodservice department notified administrators and parents that it will raise prices by a minimal amount on all meals for the 2011-2012 school year, as part of the new legislation passed in January 2011. Effective July 1, 2011, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires schools to provide equity in school lunch pricing. School districts that charge less than $2.46 for a paid lunch are required to gradually increase prices at no more than $0.10 per year.
Pricing for meals is below. Students who qualify as “reduced” status on the National School Lunch program will continue to pay $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch.
A link to the Equity in School Lunch Pricing Fact Sheet is below.
McKinney ISD students pay tribute to their teachers in this video produced in honor of the district's 2011 Teacher of the Year candidates.
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"In fact, we believe that the primary source of the state's budget imbalance is not slower revenue growth, but rather, built-in budget imbalances that simply become more evident during periods of economic decline or slow revenue growth. Chief among these potential sources of persistent imbalances is education funding. As we have said for the past four years, the school finance reforms that the legislature approved in 2006 created a long-term source of budget pressure for the state, in our opinion."
-Standard and Poor's, Feb. 16, 2011