Students in the Oak Grove School District will be paying slightly more for lunch this fall.

Students in the Oak Grove School District will be paying slightly more for lunch this fall.

The Board of Education approved the 2009-10 breakfast and meal prices Monday.

All lunch prices will be increased by 5 cents. This will make K-5 lunch $1.65; the 6-12 lunch $1.80, and 6-12 combo meal $2.50.

Breakfast prices and adult meal prices will remain the same.

Sue Alexander, Board of Education president, said the increase is needed because of rising food prices.

However, she said the board wanted to make sure that whatever increase was approved was small.

“In these economic times, we didn’t think the increase needed to be more,” she said. “We wanted to keep it down as much as we could for families.”