Some Charleston County parents will be paying more for their children to eat lunch and breakfast at school this fall.
The school boards unanimously approved a 10 cent increase for lunch and breakfast. Federal law requires school districts to gradually increase the prices paid by parents who aren’t considered low-income.
In Charleston, lunch prices will go up to $2.25, and breakfast prices will increase to $1.40. The board gave the go-ahead to the increase without any discussion.
Charleston bumped up its lunch prices by 10 cents this school year, but it hasn’t increased its breakfast price in three years. Officials said the price of its breakfast items have jumped as much as 40 percent during that time.
The additional revenue generated by the price increases will be used to offset the costs of food and supplies.
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