Panel enlists chancellor to resist NYC school lunch price increase

Fighting against a 67% increase in the price of school lunches.

Jan. 14—The New York citywide Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) has enlisted the support of city Department of Education Chancellor Dennis Walcott against a 67 percent increase in the price of school lunches.

The chancellor backed a resolution calling for him to “engage the mayor and his budget staff” over a proposed increase in the price of a school lunch from $1.50 to $2.50 as part of a plan to close a budget gap by June 30.