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Prices will rise for school lunches

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Lunch prices in District 196 schools will go up next year, and there's nothing the district can do about it.

Next year's increase will be the second in two years for the district. Food and nutrition services coordinator Wendy Knight told school board members Monday the increase is the result of federal rules. Those rules, part of the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, are meant to ensure schools provide the same level of financial support for meals served to all students.

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