ECISD School Lunch Prices Going Up

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Get ready to pay more for school lunches.

The rising cost of gasoline and food nationwide is making its way into the school cafeteria.

We've already seen it at gas pumps, and at the grocery store.

So it's probably no surprise, that the Ector County School District is having to raise its food prices.

On Tuesday night, the school board voted to raise school lunches up 30 cents, beginning next school year.

Currently, lunch for elementary kids is a $1.45, next year it will go up to $1.75.

Secondary Schools will go up from $1.75 to $2.00.

The free and reduced lunches, however, will stay the same at 40 cents, and the Elementary School breakfasts will still be free.

The District says it hasn't had to raise prices in five years.