Generally, at least until Eric Reuter points out a tragic flaw in the logic, I think this is a good thing:
At its monthly meeting last night, the Board of Education agreed to boost all school lunch and breakfast prices by at least 35 cents at the suggestion of Superintendent Chris Belcher.
He said he proposed the 35-cent jump as a response to the residents who have been demanding more local and healthier food in the schools.
“I keep getting pushed by the public and rightly so,” Belcher said.
School board members agreed. “One thing I hear the most about is school lunches,” board member Ines Segert said.
My one concern, since this doesn’t affect free and reduced-cost meals for low-income kids, is that local produce is great, but kids aren’t in school during the peak growing season (the reason we get out in the summer anyway). How local farmers are going to contribute to school lunches October-May is an unanswered question.
So I applaud the concept and will be interested to know about follow-through.