N-O-W lunch prices on the upswing

By KAREN PARKER | County Line Editor

School lunch prices are on the way up, school staff members reported to the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Board of Education at its meeting Tuesday.

The district’s lunches are consistently lower priced than those in area districts and are significantly lower in some cases.

The program is also a money-loser for the school district and is likely to get worse, according to Food Service Manager Maureen Luxton. Earlier in the meeting, Luxton told the board that due to federal nutritional regulations, the school would purchase higher-priced items such as whole grain bread and more fresh vegetables.

Superintendent Kelly Burhop suggested a 15-percent increase for the coming year and an additional 10 cents the following year. The board, however, hesitated to commit to the 10-cent figure and voted to add 15 cents now and reevaluate the increase needed for next year.

Breakfast for seventh- through 12th-graders also will increase by 25 cents.

OTHER BUSINESS

• After a closed session, the board approved two-year contracts for Elementary School Principal Lisa Culpitt and Junior/Senior High Principal Brad Pettit.

The board voted to retain the school-sponsored European trip during the spring season. Although board members had considered offering the program in the summer, a $500 increase in the tour cost per person deterred them.

• Burhop also indicated he would prefer that industrial technology teacher Harvey Menn be the adviser for the program and that adults taking the trip be required to forfeit a monetary deposit if they failed to follow pre-established rules of behavior. The board made no decision on those proposals.

• Katelyn Herman was chosen to replace Kriss Hetzel as learning disabilities teacher, plus she will teach summer school. She had been employed at the Cashton School District.

• Brenda Lichucki has resigned to take a position in Bangor.

• The school district received liquid-propane bids from Heartland Co-op (89 cents per gallon), Hillsboro Farmers Co-op ($1.05 per gallon) and West Salem Co-op ($1.09 per gallon). The board chose Heartland Co-op.

• Burhop noted that results of the Wisconsin Knowledge Concepts Examination were in and that students received “proficient” scores in nearly all categories. It was one of the best results in years, he added.

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