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Breakfast, lunch prices hiked 10 cents by Board

A recommendation breakfast and lunch prices for the 2013-14 term be increased by 10 cents was approved by the Ellsworth School Board Monday.

The breakfast price will be $1.80, as compared to the $1.70 of the past. The secondary lunch price will be $2.60, up from $2.50 (grades five-to-12) and the elementary lunch price will be $2.40, an increase from $2.30.

Board members also approved the recommended schedule of high school fees for ’13-’14, which is unchanged. It includes:

--Art (all classes), $20; and textiles, $20.

--Technology and engineering, intro to industrial tech, $20; sheet metal-machine tool, general woodworking, materials and processing, welding and cabinetry, cost of project for each; and digital photography, $10.

--Family and consumer sciences, foods and nutrition I, $20; foods and nutrition II, $20; foodservice, $20; fashion and clothing construction I, $20 and cost of project; fashion and clothing construction II, $20 and cost of project; independent living/personal finance, $5; and assistant childcare teacher class, $15.

--Physical education, students pay for field trips (bowling, golf, rollerblading, etc.).

--Athletic training class, $15.

--Athletics (per sport), $75; family cap of $225 per student or $425 per family.

--Music ($75 maximum—doesn’t include rental), vocal jazz, jazz band and solo and ensemble, $75 for each, band instrument rental, $40.

--Drama (actors only), $75.

--Forensics, $75.

--Parking permits, $75.

--Lock purchase, $5 ($4 refund if returned at graduation).

The recommended schedule of middle school fees for ’13-’14 was approved by the board as well. Increases were to forensics, which will be $50, not $40, according to outgoing EMS Principal Paul Uhren, and the athletic fee will be $50. Otherwise, the schedule shows:

--Student agenda, $6.

--Lock purchase, $6 each (two required for grades six-to-eight).

--Family and consumer science, $12 (eighth grade).

--Band rental fee, $50.

--Solo and ensemble, $20 ($10 paid by activity account).

For more please read the July 10 print version of the Herald. 

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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