The White Mountains Regional School District won’t be raising student meal prices next year

WHITEFIELD — The White Mountains Regional School District won’t be raising student meal prices next year. By a unanimous vote on May 26, the school board rejected a 25-cent increase in 2022-2023 for student breakfast and lunch, as well as adult meals. Board members agreed that the price hike, intended to offset inflation cost increases, was unnecessary. They decided that a combination of funding sources — a projected budget surplus and $22,540.57 in state Supply Chain Assistance funds — would be sufficient to cover rising food product and paper supply costs. The proposal would have raised prices for student breakfast ($2 to $2.25), elementary lunch ($2.95 to $3.20), high school lunch ($3.20 to $3.45) and adult meals ($3.95 to $4.25). Free and reduced meals would not have been affected.