By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

The price is right

H-M-S will continue covering costs of student lunches for rest of 2023-24 school year


January 18, 2024


H-M-S kindergarters show off their smiles and turkey sandwiches during lunchtime at the elementary school on Tuesday.

The cost of lunches for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn students will continue to be covered by the district through the end of the current school year.

H-M-S began covering the cost of student lunches in December on a two-month trial basis. That was done, in large part, due to the balance in the district's Nutrition Fund. With that balance still in excess of $600,000 as of Dec. 31, board members decided on Monday to continue covering student lunch costs.

"We certainly have the capacity to continue it through the end of the year," Superintendent Patrick Carlin said.

Even so, the Nutrition Fund continue...

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