Berkeley Schools Faces Meal Budget Gap

Berkeley (CA) Schools lunch program faces a $250,000 shortfall next year, reports the Bay Area News. To close the gap, the district school board will consider a proposal to increase lunch prices by 25 cents across the board. The prices currently are $3 in elementary schools, $3.50 in middle schools and $4 in high schools.

The program, which recently opened a new $8 million central production kitchen, was started three years ago by Nutrition Services Director Ann Cooper, who was engage

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