PESHTIGO  — On Wednesday, the Peshtigo Board of Education voted to increase the meal prices for the next school year.

“The DPI (Department of Public Instruction) has a formula to determine if we are charging too much, or not enough, for breakfast, lunch and milk,” said Superintendent Patrick Rau. “It was determined that we are not charging enough.”

The change will affect both elementary and the middle/high school. The new prices for elementary will be $1.35 for breakfast and $1.45 for lunch. The middle/high school students will pay $2.85 for breakfast and $3.10 for lunch. Milk for both will now be $.40. 

The board also discussed the long-term facility project plan. School board member Joshua Seefeldt, who is also the buildings and grounds committee chair, explained that the plan is a living document.

“As we start actual work on the project we will get specific bids,” he said. “This is a plan, going forward, of identified needs that we will need to address over the next years.”

Items in the plan included the recent lighting project as well as long-term work on the plumbing issues that have already been identified at the middle/high school. Board member Gary Larsen pointed out that the scope of work won’t be known until the project begins. 

It was suggested that a million dollars be set aside each year to address the ongoing identified maintenance issues and long-range plan. No action was taken at this time.