School Lunch

NORFOLK - A year ago, Norfolk Public Schools’ Board of Education voted to outsource its nutrition program by hiring a company to provide its students with school breakfasts and lunches.

At Monday’s meeting, the board elected to continue the contract with Lunchtime Solutions of North Sioux City, S.D.

The board also voted to increase the prices for breakfasts at all of the schools and lunches at the elementary and middle schools by five cents, while keeping the costs for junior and senior high school lunches the same. 

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