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Hurley lunch prices increase by 10 cents

 


By RALPH ANSAMI

ransami@yourdailyglobe.com

Hurley — Lunch prices will increase by 10 cents for Hurley School District students in the fall.

The school board agreed to increase the prices across the board, dealing with an $18,000 deficit in the lunch program.

Students in grades pre-kindergarten through 5 will now pay $2.35 for lunch, while students in grades 6-12 will be assessed $2.55 a lunch.

In other business Monday, the school board learned from district administrator Chris Patritto that the tax levy is not likely to increase much for the next school year. He said while the district stands to be down $207,000 in state aid, the revenue limit formula will change to produce nearly a wash. Also, transportation aids are yet to be decided, where the district could gain funding.

Patritto said talks are continuing with Gogebic Community College about sharing metal and wood shop services.

“The first meeting was fruitful,” Patritto said. “Both groups recognize the need for sharing.”

He said curricula and equipment have been discussed and the groups will meet again.

Patritto said the two classrooms that are available at the Hurley school for the program can meet the needs of Hurley students, but space beyond that is in question.

Board president Joe Simonich, of Kimball, said he’d like the talks with GCC to get done soon.

“Well, we’re meeting again this week:” Patritto replied.

The board also:

—Agreed to have eighth grade algebra qualify for high school credits, as is done in most other districts.

—Agreed to a fifth grade music-band program, with the $10,000 in needed equipment likely to be funded by the Hurley Education Foundation. “We should have done this awhile ago,” Patritto said.

—Agreed to again support a voluntary student accident insurance program funded entirely by parents.

 
 

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