Rising food costs and federal requirements for school lunch nutritional standards will be passed on to parents and students as a 20-cent increase per school lunch next year.
Trumbull Public Schools food services manager Betty Sinko came before the Board of Education last week to request approval of the increase. The food services program is self-sustaining and not supported by the district’s operating budget. This year, program income is down significantly compared to last year around this time. An increase would go toward maintaining quality, Sinko said, and helping to cover capital costs.