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Students to pay more for school lunches as mandated by USDA


Students, teachers, staff and visitors to Henrietta schools will see an increase in lunch costs when the 2014-15 school year begins in August.

The HISD Board of Trustees approved a 25 cent increase for meals during a regular meeting Thursday, July 10. Students will pay $2.75 per meal, while adults will pay $3.25.

The increase is required to keep HISD in compliance with the Equity in School Lunch Pricing provision of the USDA’s Healthy, Hungry Free Kids Act of 2010.

HISD administrators updated the board on campus happenings. Principal Kendra Bennett said the installation of new windows at Henrietta Elementary School has been completed. Bennett, Junior High Principal Quana West and High School Principal Gary Parrish said summer maintenance and facility improvements are going well.

In other business, trustees:

  • Approved a move to apply for grant funds for an expansion of early Head Start, and authorized Superintendent Jeff McClure as designee
  • Approved proposed revisions to the district’s graduation policy and EIF plan as proposed by the Texas Association of School Boards
  • Accepted a bid of 14.25 cents above cost per gallon from Haigood and Campbell to provide gas and diesel during the 2014-15 school year
  • Took no action on proposed state policy changes to the code of conduct
  • Approved the student handbook and code of conduct as presented
  • Approved the district’s quarterly investment report
  • Approved the appraisal calendar for 2014-15

Trustees accepted resignations from Sharon West, and Gilbert Meza, junior high teacher and coach. Two new teachers, Melissa Schaffner and Betsy Cantrell will join the staff at Henrietta Elementary.


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