- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 25, 2014

JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Jefferson Davis Parish students and employees will be paying more to eat breakfast and lunch at school this fall.

The school board approved a 25 cent increase for meals beginning with the next school year in August.

The American Press reports (https://bit.ly/1eOXZNb ) the increase passed in a 9-4 vote last week.

The prices for student breakfasts will increase from 50 cents to 75 cents. Breakfast for employees will go from 45 cents to $1.75.

The price for student lunches will rise from $1.25 to $1.50. Employee lunches will increase from $1 to $3.



Superintendent Brian Lejeune said the price increase, which is the first for the parish in several years, is needed to offset the cost of providing meals at school.

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Information from: American Press, https://www.americanpress.com

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