San Dieguito school district to raise school lunch price for 2015-16


The price of school lunches in the San Dieguito Union High School District will increase for the first time in seven years in the next school year because of the increasing cost of ingredients.

The price of lunch will bump up from $3.75 to $4.25.

The board voted 4-1 for the increase, with trustee Mo Muir voting against it because of the cost.

“No one will buy it,” said Muir. “I think this is out of reach for a lot of families.”

Eric Dill, associate superintendent of business services, said that the district’s prices are still low compared with other districts, noting that Del Mar Union School District lunches are up to $5.

The district will still offer free and reduced-price lunches for students who cannot afford meals and for foster children. Applications will be available on the district website in July for the upcoming school year.