MCS sets meal prices for 2016-17 school year

Publish Date: 06/14/2016
NOTE: MCS has now been approved for the community eligibility provision of the National School Lunch Program through the USDA, which means ALL students will get FREE breakfast and lunch in the 2016-17 school year! Click here to learn more. 




The Marion Community Schools Board on Wednesday, May 11, approved school meal prices for the 2016-17 school year.

The choice to raise meal prices is not one that is taken lightly. The price increases for next school year are as minimal as possible and reflect added costs the school system expects to incur. Even with the increases, MCS meal prices remain below the goal pricing levels as determined by the Indiana Department of Education.

Breakfast:

  • Paid, students K-12: $1.10 (10 cent increase from 2015-16)
  • Reduced-price, for qualifying students K-12: 30 cents (no change from 2015-16)
  • Adults: $1.65 (10 cent increase from 2015-16)
Lunch:
  • Paid, students K-4: $1.70 (10 cent increase from 2015-16)
  • Paid, students 5-8: $1.90 (10 cent increase from 2015-16)
  • Paid, students 9-12: $2 (10 cent increase from 2015-16)
  • Reduced-price, for qualifying students K-12: 40 cents (no change from 2015-16)
  • Adults: $3.25 
A la carte milk will be 45 cents apiece (a 5 cent increase from 2015-16).

For information on applying for free and reduced-price meals, click here.