OCSD announces changes to school lunch pricing



The Oswego City School District announced today changes to its school lunch pricing for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.
 
Pending Board of Education approval, the price of elementary, middle and high school lunches will increase by $.10 each, effective September 6.
 
The price for an elementary school lunch will increase from $2.00 to $2.10 and the price of a middle and high school lunch will increase from $2.10 to $2.20. There will be no change in the cost of reduced-price meals.
 
District officials said the price increases are necessary due to rising production and labor costs, fewer students buying meals and federal mandates.
 
Under federal guidelines, the cost of full-price lunches must be equitable to what the district is reimbursed by the federal government for free and reduced price lunches.
 
The district has not increased its meal prices for several years and in order to receive federal funds, the district must adhere to federal regulations related to meal pricing.
 
The Oswego Food Service Department would like to thank parents and the community for the opportunity to serve healthy meals to children. In May 2017, the district served more than 53,000 meals to students across all grade levels.