The board of education, at its regularly scheduled May 2 meeting, unanimously approved a 10-cent across-the-board increase for school meals in 2011-2012. The cost of breakfast will increase to $1.35, while the cost of lunch will increase to $2.15 for elementary students and $2.40 for secondary students.
Margaret Ellen Kalmanowicz, supervisor of food service and transportation, reported that increasing fuel prices are driving up the costs of food and food-related products. She also noted the expenses associated with replacing and repairing aging equipment. Kent continues to participate in the Eastern Shore of Maryland Educational Consortium and state food bids “to try to have the lowest possible food prices,” said Kalmanowicz. “We have been pleased with the results even though prices do continue to rise.”