School lunch prices could be higher next year in at least two school districts across the Tennessee Valley.
Jackson County and Scottsboro City Schools plan to raise their school lunch prices to $2.25.
It’s to conform with the United States Department of Agriculture’s “Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.” The law focuses on improving the nutritional value in school meals and making sure children in the United States are maintaining a balanced diet.
Breakfast prices are not included in the price change.
The school systems are encouraging parents to fill out an application for free or reduced lunch if they are worried about the price increase.