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McCook School Board to consider lunch price hikes, teacher contracts

Friday, March 9, 2012

McCOOK, Nebraska -- The McCook School Board of Education will be asked to approve teacher contracts, teacher resignations and price increases for school breakfast/lunch, at its regular meeting Monday, 6:30 p.m. at the Junior High conference room.

The board will be asked to approve the resignations of Dee Friehe, fifth grade teacher at Central Elementary and April Green, third grade teacher at McCook Elementary. Both are requesting the Early Retirement Incentive offered by the McCook School District.

Teacher contracts the board will be asked to approve include one for Richard Smock, for the social studies teacher at the Senior High, and for Erin Milton, as the Resource teacher for the Junior High.

The board will also be asked to approve a five cent price increase for the school breakfast/lunch, as well as negotiated teachers contracts' for the 2012-2012 and 2012-2014 school years.

Business Manager Rick Haney will discuss with the board surplus school items.

After the open meeting, the board will meet in closed session to discuss the progress of selling district property.

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interesting, the board just raised the lunch price by a dime in June, 2011(Gazette - 6-14-2011) and said prices wouldn't increase again for 2 years. the lunch program had over $121,000.00 in it's account (reported at board meeting, Gazette- 11-16-2011) and the food service company was giving the school a rebate. What changed and why are they going back on their word about raising prices? And, why now? Didn't they have to put out proposals for food service contracts this spring?

-- Posted by Ladyg on Mon, Mar 12, 2012, at 8:35 AM

food prices are on the rise.

-- Posted by npwinder on Mon, Mar 12, 2012, at 10:03 PM

Also, what's with this cost increase on milk at the grocery store? Oh wait... same issue. The cost of everything is on the rise, believe it or not........ this is called inflation and it IS happening. The value of the dollar keeps decreasing because the US Mint is attempting to print the County out of debt BUT.... that didn't work so well in the past and it will undoubtedly not do so well this time around.

The school system is no different for you and I, business 101 dictates that if your costs go up, then so must your price or you will cease to exist.

Blame the oil companies if you wish, but there is only 1 entity to blame for the current value of the US dollar.

We are in a volatile time.... And before it's over, $5.00 gasoline will be the norm never to return. Then again, the wages will go up so although there will be more millionaires out there, it won't mean anything because they will be able to purchase no more than someone that made $100,000.00 back in the fifties.

In the words of Einstein, "It's all relative."

-- Posted by Nick Mercy on Mon, Mar 19, 2012, at 6:52 PM

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