food on school lunch tray

Come fall, new mobile unit classrooms and enrollment won’t be the only things going up in Brookfield-LaGrange Park School District 95.

Effective beginning the first day of school for 2015-16, district lunch prices will be climbing for the first time in a few years. 

Since entering into its meal service contract with Quest Food Management Services three years ago, students in the district were able to purchase lunches for $3.10 and milk cartons for 40 cents daily. 

For the 2015-16 school year, lunch prices will increase by a half dollar to $3.60 and milk prices will go up 20 cents to 60 cents daily. 

At the district’s board of education meeting in June, District 95 Superintendent Mark Kuzniewski said the district is working to continue to provide quality food for its students at reasonable prices. But, in light of Quest’s rising food costs, the district increase seemed reasonable at this time.

“This will cover the increase that [the district] will see in food prices,” Kuzniewski said.

—Jackie Glosniak