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Lunch price increase OK’d for Brewton City Schools

Lunch will cost a little more when students in the Brewton City Schools system return to school in August.

The Brewton City Board of Education approved the increase at Monday night’s board meeting.

Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Varner said that school systems are required to show that sufficient funds are being charged for lunch.

The threshold is set at the federal level.

Varner said they used a weighted calculation of 2 percent plus the consumer price index, which equated to 4.31 percent.

Free and reduced lunch students will not be affected.

Full-price student lunches will increase from $2.45 to $2.55.

Faculty lunches will increase from $2.95 to $3.15, and visitors will increase from $3.75 to $3.80.

In other business, the board:

• approved a budget amendment for budget year 2018.

• approved athletic and band supplements.

• employed Alison Etheredge as fifth grade teacher at Brewton Middle School;

• employed Courtney Montague as fourth grade teacher at Brewton Elementary School;

• employed Keith Bowman as social studies teacher at T.R. Miller High School;

• transferred Jeff Waldrop from BMS physical education teacher to BES physical education;

• transferred Ryan Shell from BES physical education teacher to BMS physical education.

• employed Melanie Blackmon as BES LPN/instructional assistant;

• transferred Virginal Guelzo from BMS instructional assistant to BES instructional assistant.