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Lunch prices will increase 25 cents to $2.25 for secondary students and to $2.10 in elementary grades. A 5 cent per day discount will continue to be offered with the purchase of a weekly lunch ticket. Students eligible for a reduced-priced lunch will continue to pay 40 cents daily at both the elementary and secondary levels.
Breakfast for elementary and secondary students also will increase 25 cents to $1.25 daily. Students eligible for a reduced price breakfast will continue to pay 30 cents daily.
It's back to the negotiating table for the school board and two of its unions.
School directors last Thursday approved a fact-finder's recommendations for contracts for its teachers and support staff for the second time. However, the two unions had earlier rejected the recommendations for the second time.
"Clearly, by our repeated actions, the board found the independent analyses to be acceptable compromises. However, without consensus, there is no contract," board president J. Dayle Ferguson said.
"So, we shall persevere with purpose and continued good faith. We look forward to resuming negotiations with both unions over the summer months. We'll keep at it, folks."
A second vote was required by state law.
Approving the recommendations passed 7-0 with Gordon Marburger and Ross McConnell absent.
Contracts with the Mars Area Education Association and Mars Area Education Support Professionals Association expire June 30.
First Published June 14, 2012 5:58 am