Pa. school district affected significantly by boycott over new regs

The Plum School District lost $147,000 during the 2012-13 school year.

PLUM, Pa.—Plum students' lunch boycott year hit the district hard.

Food Supervisor Maryann Lazzaro told board members during a food and nutrition committee meeting last week that the district lost $147,131.11 in the 2012-13 school year after many students stopped eating lunches after complaining about increased prices and smaller portions as well as increases in fruits and vegetables.

“The boycott killed us,” Lazzaro said. “Until the students got it out of their systems, we took a hit. I will be in the district for 28 years in April, and this is the first year we had a loss. It caused sleepless nights.”

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