The Mulberry Grove Unit 1 Board of Education met Monday evening and approved another bus lease agreement with Central States Bus Sales.
Under the three-year lease, the cost will be $73,000 per year for four gas buses.
Lunch prices were increased by 10 cents for the second year. Superintendent Bobby Koontz reminded board members that a lunch audit over a year ago showed Unit 1 was 40 cents too low in prices.
The district can cover that amount in 10-cent increments over four years.
The board approved the second 10 cent hike making the lunch prices $1.95 for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students and $2.05 for sixth through 12th graders.
Unit 1 has renewed its membership in the SEPCO group, a food coop which provides items to members at a lower cost.
The annual membership dues of $100 were approved by the board.
The school board has continued its relationship with Glass & Shuffett for auditing services.
The cost for the next audit will be $7,450, which is $200 more than this past year.
Following a closed session, the board hired Kate Rosada as the junior high assistant girls basketball coach, and Emma Jackson as assistant high school softball coach.