The following were among actions taken at the June 12 meeting of the Loudoun County School Board. For more information, call 771-6410.
LUNCH PRICES -- The School Board approved a 25-cent increase in the price of school lunches for students at elementary and secondary schools and a 30-cent increase for adults. School officials said the increases were needed to make up for reduced federal food subsidies and to help pay for increased personnel, food and supply costs. The increase is expected to generate about $50,000 annually for the school system.
Student lunch prices will go from $1 to $1.25 at elementary schools and from $1.05 to $1.30 at secondary schools. Adult lunch prices will increase from $1.60 to $1.90.
The price of a carton of milk will increase by 5 cents for everyone, from 25 to 30 cents.
The new prices are higher than those proposed for Prince William County (from $1.05 to $1.15 for elementary student lunches and from $1.10 to $1.20 for secondary student lunches) and lower than those proposed for Fairfax County (from $1.25 to $1.35 for elementary student lunches and from $1.35 to $1.45 for secondary student lunches.
SCHOOL SITE -- At the request of the Loudoun County Planning Commission, the School Board recommended that the developer of a proposed subdivision in the Ashburn area provide a 20-acre elementary school site there.
The proposed subdivision, called Broadlands South, would be located southwest of the intersection of Routes 643 and 625. The developer, Van Metre Cos., proposes to build 731 single-family homes, 515 town houses and 219 apartments. The school system projects that much development will add 739 students to the school population -- 372 elementary, 160 middle school and 207 high school students.
Middle and high school students in the proposed Broadlands South subdivision would attend schools planned for Broadlands -- another proposed subdivision immediately to the north, or the Ashburn Farm subdivision north of the proposed Broadlands site.