County Schools Planning Higher School Lunch Prices For Employees, Visitors And Higher Tuition For Out-Of-County, Out-Of-State

Saturday, April 14, 2018

The County Schools are planning some school lunch price increases for employees and visitors.

Here is the new schedule:


Pre-K – 12th Grade $2.00 $2.00    No Change

HCDE Employee    $2.50 $2.75         $0.25

Visitor                     $2.75 $3.00         $0.25


Pre-K – 12th Grade    $2.00 $2.00 No Change

HCDE Employee        $3.75 $4.25 $0.50

Visitor                         $4.50 $5.00 $0.50

Holiday/Special Meal $5.00 $5.00 No Change

There will also be a tuition increase for county-of-county and out-of-state students.

Dr. Lee McDade, chief operations officer, said, "I recommend a 2018-2019 tuition rate of $3,314 for out-of-county students (in-state of Tennessee) and $8,800 for out-of-state students. Tuition is based on the revenues that are not received since the student resides either outof-county or out-of state.

"Out-of-county proposed tuition increased by $9 or 0.27% compared to last year; while the out-of-state proposed tuition increased by $230 or 2.68%.

"I further recommend that out-of-county or out-of-state exceptional education students, whose program may require additional support (transportation, attendants, special equipment, etc.), be evaluated for admission on a case-by-case basis."

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