Lincoln students start school next week

Lincoln students start school next week

Workers strip the old roofing from Lincoln's Northern Elementary School on Aug. 16. Voters at the Financial Town Meeting in May approved the use of $800,000 of school surplus funds to replace the entire roof at the Manville elementary school. The project is eligible for a 35-percent housing aid reimbursement from the Rhode Island Department of Education.

LINCOLN - School starts for all Lincoln students next week, with those in kindergarten through grade 9 heading back on Wednesday, Aug. 28, and the rest starting Thursday, Aug. 29.

A letter sent home to parents from Andrew Viveiros, director of child nutrition for Lincoln Public Schools, indicates that school lunch prices in town will increase by 10 cents this year as part of the National School Lunch Program Reauthorization.

Breakfast is available at all schools for $1.25, or 30 cents for those who qualify for reduced prices.

Lunch costs $2.20 at the elementary schools, and $2.45 at the middle and high schools, while the reduced lunch rate will remain at 40 cents at all schools.

Milk costs 50 cents.

Free and reduced price lunch applications are due back by Friday, Sept. 27.

The district has also released bus routes for the 2013-2014 school year.

Visit to view routes by school.