Pub­lic school meal prices go­ing up this se­mes­ter

MidWeek Islander (East Oahu) - - FRONT PAGE -

When pub­lic school stu­dents re­turn to classes Jan. 5, new cafe­te­ria meal prices will be in ef­fect.

The 2009 Leg­is­la­ture amended the law to stip­u­late that “mon­eys re­ceived from the sale of the meals shall be not less than one-half of the cost” of pre­par­ing them. A lower rate or free meals for chil­dren from el­i­gi­ble low­in­come homes will still ap­ply.

The new pric­ing struc­ture is: 95 cents for break­fast (30 cents for low-in­come), $1.90 for adults or for sec­ond help­ings; $2.20 for lunch (40 cents for low in­come), $1.75 for sec­ond stu­dent en­tree, $4.40 for sec­ond and sub­se­quent stu­dent lunches, $4.40 for adults.

Ac­cord­ing to the state DOE, it is not re­im­bursed for sec­ond help­ings, and the $4.40 re­flects the real cost to pre­pare lunch. 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at Hoku­lani Ele­men­tary School to dis­cuss pro­posed im­prove­ments at Waahila State Park. Call 737-5654.

• THE BIG PIC­TURE Liv­ing Streams Chris­tian Fel­low­ship hosts a se­ries beginning Jan. 11 on “God’s Story and Yours: How do they con­nect?” The course meets at 6 p.m. Mon­days through April 26 at 1419 10th Ave. E-mail info@hawai­iper­spec­tives.org.

• NEIGH­BORS Area neigh­bor­hood boards meet at 7 p.m. on the fol­low­ing dates: Palolo on Jan. 13 in Palolo Ele­men­tary School cafe­te­ria, Di­a­mond Head­Ka­pahulu-St. Louis Heights Jan. 14 at Ala Wai Club­house, Kaimuki Jan. 20 at Lil­i­uokalani Ele­men­tary School cafe­te­ria, Wa­ialaeKa­hala Jan. 21 at Wes­ley United Methodist Church and Hawaii Kai Jan. 26 at Ha­haione Ele­men­tary School cafe­te­ria. Call 7683710.

• BLOOD DRIVES Hawaii Blood Bank has donor drives from 7 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 13 at Saint Louis School, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at Ka­hala Mall by the trol­ley stop, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Ka­pi­olani Com­mu­nity Col­lege, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 26 at Cham­i­nade Uni­ver­sity, 3:15 to 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at Hawaii Kai Towne Cen­ter and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Ka­hala Mall be­tween Macy’s and Longs Drugs. Call 845-9966.

• BOOK SIGN­ING Arnold Hiura signs copies of Kau Kau, Cui­sine and Cul­ture in the Hawai­ian Is­lands from 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 16 at Barnes & Noble Ka­hala Mall.

• EAST OAHU HIKES Hawai­ian Trail & Moun­tain Club leads a 2-mile hike at 8 a. m. Jan. 16 to the Maka­puu light­house view­point. Also planned is a -2mile novice hike at 8 a.m. Jan. 30 in Kuliouou val­ley. Go to www.htm­club.org.

• MAU­NALUA MON­DAY Malama Mau­nalua presents Mau­nalua Mon­day at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the group’s com­mu­nity house, 4211 Wa­ialae Ave., in part­ner­ship with Whole Foods Mar­ket. The pub­lic is wel­come at the free “talk story,” which is held on the first and third Mon­day to raise aware­ness about the bay and wa­ter qual­ity is­sues. Call 738-0820.

• CHIL­DREN COUN­CIL East Honolulu Com­mu­nity Chil­dren’s Coun­cil meets at 5 p.m. Jan. 20 in Aina Haina Ele­men­tary School me­dia room. Par­ents of chil­dren with spe­cial needs are wel­come. Call 428-1738.

• SLOW FOOD TIPS The KCC chap­ter of Slow Food plans a cook­ing demon­stra­tion Jan. 23 at KCC Farm­ers Mar­ket.

• EYE GLASSES DRIVE Koko Head Lions Club col­lects used eye glasses from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 23 and 24 at Ka­hala Mall fronting Macy’s and Longs. Call 732-7736.

• WHALE COUNT The 2010 Sanc­tu­ary Ocean Count of hump­back whales is set for Jan. 30, Feb. 27 and March 27 at Oahu shore­line sites. To help, call 3972651, ext. 253.

• CHERRY BLOS­SOMS Cherry Blos­som Fes­ti­val con­tes­tants visit Ka­hala Mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 30. Call 732-7736.

• CHURCH’S 40TH Kaimuki Chris­tian Church marks its 40th year with a Feb. 6 din­ner and pro­gram. All cur­rent and past mem­bers in­vited. Call 732-1781.

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