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School Lunchroom price hike of 10 cents approved

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Last year Kennedale lunchroom prices were $2.40 for elementary and $2.65 secondary. At the last regular meeting of the KISD Board of Trustees (July 23, 2019), a staff proposed ten cent increase was approved. {{more: continue ?}}
In a memo to the KISD School Board from KISD Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Adams, it was noted that KISD lunchroom prices had not increased since 2012. Memo/KISDLunchroom

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National average ?

School lunch costs for students vary by state and district, but on (national) average, a single meal costs students $2.48 at the elementary-school level and $2.74 at the high-school level. School Meal Trends (2017 data).
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Local prices ?
A survey of north Texas schools this past year, showed that elementary lunch prices ranged from $2.15 at Denton ISD to $3.00 at Carroll ISD. Secondary lunch prices ranged from $2.40 in White Settlement ISD to $4.25 in Lovejoy ISD.
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Locally, Arlington ISD had prices pegged at $2.75 and $2.90 while Mansfield ISD prices were $2.50 and $3.00.
In other actions ?
The Trustees were advised of the following resignations:
  • Administration – Christi Miller, Lesa Gowins
  • Kennedale High School ? Candice Hilton
  • James A Arthur ? Courtney Luedecking, Sarah Arentz
  • James F Delaney ? Shannon Matuni
  • Kennedale Jr High School ? Bel Williams
The Trustees were advised of the following hirings:?
  • District ? Christi Butler
  • Kennedale High School ? Justin Daniell, Joshua Marotzke, Robert Schofield
  • Kennedale Jr HS ? Lauren Ball, Laura Christopher, Oscar Jimenez, Patrice Johnson, AlecZander Willis
  • James A Arthur? ? Yvette Albarez, Elizabeth Bitnar, Heather Perkins
  • James F Delaney ? Tina Light, Teasha Houston, Paola Mercado, Christy Mock, Sarah Ross, Karen White
Superintendent Gee also introduced the new Kennedale Junior High School Principal Reginald Rhines, who comes from Ousley Junior High in Arlington ISD. He previously served in Mansfield ISD as an administrator and school counselor.
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