Approval of 2017-2018 Student Meal Prices

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires all local education agencies (LEA) to calculate their weighted average paid lunch price using the Paid Lunch Equity (PLE) Tool. If the weighted average paid lunch price for 2017-18 is at least $2.85, then no further action is required. All LEAs must keep a copy of their PLE calculations (either electronic or paper) on file. Ensuring that all LEAs have made this calculation will be part of administrative reviews conducted by OSPI.

If the weighted average paid lunch price is less than $2.85. then there are three options to meet the PLE requirement:

  • Increase the price charged for paid lunches - this is the option we are using.
  • Contribute non-Federal funds to the food service account.
  • Choose a combination of increasing paid lunch prices and contributing non-Federal funds.

Using the PLE Tool:

 

Paid

Meals

Meal

Prices

Total

Sales

Meal Price

Projected

Sales

Level

Oct-16

2016-17

2016-17

2017-18

2017-18

Elementary

3,020

$2.30

$6,946.00

S2.40

$7248.00

MS

2,098

$2.65

$5,559.70

$2.70

$5664.60

HS

Totals

Weighted Average

2,077

7,195

$2.70

$5,607.90

$18,113.60

$ 2.52

$2.85

$5919.45

$18,832.05

$2.62

Current Meal Prices: Lunch: Elementary Schools $2.30, Middle Schools, $2.65, High Schools $2.70, Adults $3.50

Administrative Recommendation: 

please approve meal prices for the 2017-18 school year as follows:

Lunch: Elementary Schools $2.40, Middle Schools, $2.70. High Schools $2.85, Adults $3.75

Attached Files:
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Student Meal Price Recommendation 2017-18.pdf 53KB application/pdf