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Ellsworth school meal prices raised a dime each

An increase in school meal prices was approved by the Ellsworth School Board Monday.

Breakfast prices for the coming school term will be $1.60, up from $1.50, as a result. Lunch prices will be $2.20 at the elementary level and $2.40 at the secondary level (grades five to 12), also up by 10 cents per meal at each of those levels.

Superintendent Barry Cain said the increase was necessary because of rising commodity costs.

Otherwise, a public records request fee of 15 cents per page, requiring prepayment for requests with an estimated cost of $5 or more, was accepted. Fees for various academic and athletic programs at the middle and high schools will stay the same, upon the recommendation of administration. And an adjustment in the mileage rate to 55.5 cents per mile was okayed by the board.

Read more in the print version of the Herald July 13.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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