District to cut hot lunches to trim costs

To cut spending and balance the budget, School District 43 is raising prices, cutting hours at secondary schools and closing middle school kitchens.

BRITISH COLUMBIA—School cafeterias will undergo a transition in September as School District 43 looks to cut spending while also keeping revenues afloat to balance the budget.

Students at middle school will still be able to hang out in their cafeterias next year but won’t be able to buy hot meals as the kitchens will be closed — and approximately seven cafeteria positions eliminated to save money.

The district hopes to save approximately $145,000 with this cut to help defray a $13.4-million budget deficit for the 2014/’15 school year.

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