Archive for Wednesday, August 14, 1991


August 14, 1991


— The Eudora School Board held a budget hearing Monday night, and no one in the large audience said anything opposing the proposed budget.

The board approved a $6,622,070 budget for the 1991-92 school year, up from last year's budget of $6,552,439. Supt. Dan Bloom said the district's mill levy of 61 mills shouldn't increase for the coming year.

The crowd, he said, was on hand to hear the outcome of a controversy over a proposed increase in school lunch prices. As part of efforts to tighten the district's budgetary belt, the board decided at a previous meeting to make the school lunch program self-supporting. By increasing the price of school lunches, the board would not need to allocate money from the general fund to supplement the program, Bloom said.

The board later heard from a group of patrons who offered to study ways to make the lunch program self-supporting without increasing the price, and board members agreed to hear the results of the study before taking action on prices.

Although the committee was unsuccessful as of Monday, the board decided at Monday's meeting to keep the lunch prices the same $1.20 at Nottingham Elementary School and $1.35 at Eudora Junior-Senior High School for another year. Bloom said the committee of patrons will continue looking at how to reduce the program's operating costs.

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