Mt. Pleasant Public School Hot Lunch Pricing Increase

Written by Theresa Rose on October 11, 2016

The Iowa Department of Education, in accordance with USDA policy requires school districts to increase their meal prices for full price meals to match the federal meal reimbursement. The federal rate for this year reimburses free meals at $3.16 per meal. The reimbursement for full pay meals is $.30. Schools should be raising prices to meet the federal rate minus the paid reimbursement which is $2.86. The law requires a yearly average increase of at least $.10. Directors are required to complete the Paid Lunch Equity (PLE) form, each year, stating the current prices and the price for the upcoming school year. This is then attached to the yearly application which must be completed before we can file our reimbursement claims. The state will not accept applications without the PLE and without the application we cannot file for meal reimbursements.
Mount Pleasant CSD 16-17 Meal Prices
k-12 Lunch $2.20
prek-5 Lunch $2.00
Brkfst. (all grades) $1.20
Adult Lunch $3.55
Adult Brkfst. $2.30