SAUK RAPIDS - Lunches for students in Sauk Rapids-Rice schools could cost five cents more next school year.

State and Federal law requires schools to charge a minimum weighted average price for paid lunches. Schools that don't meet the minimum price are required to annually increase their prices.

Sauk Rapids-Rice District business manager Kim Eisenschenk says the district doesn't have much say in raising the prices. The set minimum price standard for lunches next year is $2.70.

Right now, elementary lunch costs $2.40 and secondary school lunch costs $2.65. Elementary lunch prices would still be 25 cents behind with the increase.

Eisenschenk says reduced-price lunches and breakfast in the district will not be impacted by any increase.

The district is expected to approve the price increase during their next meeting on April 27th.