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Hallsville R-IV raises meal charges

Posted on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 6:39 am

The price of a meal at Hallsville’s schools will be rising.

During their July 16 meeting, the Hallsville R-IV Board of Education voted to raise school lunch and breakfast meal prices for the 2018-2019 school year.

Nan Berkbuegler, the new secretary to the R-IV Board of Education.

Nan Berkbuegler, the new secretary to the R-IV Board of Education.

According to the district web site the new prices are: prices for the 2018-2019 school year are the following:

  • student breakfast – $1.25
  • student lunch – $2.05
  • adult breakfast – $1.60
  • adult lunch – $2.75

In another vote, board designated August 16, 2018 as the start date for the 2018-2019 school year.

Moving beyond the regular school schedule they also voted to ink a dual-credit agreement with Moberly Area Community College. According to the district’s online summation of the meeting: “The students will be responsible for paying the college credit portion of the service and the high school will provide the students a class period in their schedule and a computer to access the course work.”

R-IV Superintendent John Downs reported the installation of new keyless doors at the main entrances of all four buildings was recently completed. He said the administration is still working on when doors will be unlocked for student access.

In other business, since school board secretary Judy George, has retired after serving the district for 49 years, the board had a vacancy in the secretary of the board of education position. The board nominated and elected Nan Berkbuegler to serve in this office. Berkbuegler is starting her 22nd year with the district.

The board also recognized Chelsea Otten and Katie Stepanek for their work in presenting the summer school musical “Honk Jr.,” as well as Shauna Woods and Kellie Austene for leadership and hard work during summer school.