The price of school meals in Brunswick County will increase next school year due to a mandate from the federal government.
Under the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act, enacted in 2010, paid meals must be equal in cost to fully subsidized free meals.
According to a spokesperson for the system, the board delayed the decision last year but cannot continue to delay or they could experience a balloon increase next year.
School board leaders voted to increase the price of meals by 10 cents, making the total cost of a meal $2.20, starting in the 2014-2015 school year.
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