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January 30, 2005

Albany- Starting Tuesday the full price for school lunches will be $1.25 for elementary students and $1.50 for middle and high school students.

All students had been receiving lunch free of cost, but because of a $3.9 million budget shortfall by the Child Nutrition Service, the school system will again start charging for lunch.

Mark Murphy says he doesn't mind paying for his two daughters to eat lunch.

"I've been in favor of paid lunches. It's not that much money. I think that it would probably be a good thing it's a burden on the tax payers to have a free lunch system anyway. It's a minimal amount of money."

All students will still receive breakfast free of cost. Students who qualify will still be able to receive lunch at free or at a reduced cost of $0.40.

Posted at 8:50 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com