Meal prices for school lunches will increase by 10¢ each for the 2010-2011 school year.
Sibley East’s Board of Education, Monday night, approved the increase by a 3-2
4-1 vote, with board member Scott Dose and Brian Asmus opposed. The increase was recommended by Superintendent Stephen Jones, because of the increase in food-related costs. School lunch prices were last increased by 15¢ each two years ago.
With the change, lunch for elementary students will increase from $1.90 to $2.00. Lunch for Junior High and Senior High students will increase from $2.00 to $2.10. Adult lunches will increase from $3.15 to $3.25.
Reduced lunch prices will remain the same at 40ç. Breakfast is free to all Sibley East students. Adult breakfast charges will increase from $1.90 to $2.00.
Milk costs will remain the same for elementary students at $20 per semester or $40 for the full year. The cost of an extra milk is 35¢.
In other business, the Board of Education:
• Approved a contract with Harbo Consulting for environmental consulting, from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2013. The contract amount of $56,700 will be paid over a three year period, with $18,900 paid annually.
• Hired Tony Nerud as legal counsel for the school district. The fee will be $2,400/year retainer, $80/hour for litigation, pay membership to the Minnesota Council of School Attorneys and tuition for education law courses, the same as before. Although the school board discussed seeking a request for proposals, board members Brian Brandt and Dan Woehler commented that they felt Nerud’s experience is valuable. He served as the attorney for the former Winthrop School District, and as served Sibley East since 1995.
• Called for quotes on bakery, dairy, refuse and fuel for the 2010-2011 school year.
• Approved the family facilitator contract with Sibley County Human Services for the period of July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011.