We are happy to confirm that our much-touted new meal program will begin at St. John's Academy with the start of the new school year at the end of summer. As mentioned in the talk at the commencement ceremonies at the end of last school year, our new program will provide hot lunches and snacks for each and every student at St. John's, specially catered and delivered each day, prepared with fresh ingredients, locally sourced and organic wherever possible. The menus being created for our school are wonderful, giving a variety of professionally nutritionally-balanced options throughout each month, with special attention to the fasting calendar of the Orthodox Church.
We know that our students, as well as our parents, will be delighted at the new meals.
As discussed previously, there is a slight increase to the cost of meals, to accommodate this program with the increased variety of food, balanced menus, etc., but it is an increase that still keeps the costs extremely low. The final costing will follow, but it looks to be set at approximately $6.50/day for high school students, and $5.50 for younger students, including lunch, morning snack and all sides. We feel this represents excellent value for money for what is being provided.