To address a deficit going into the next fiscal year, the Keota School District is raising its lunch prices. The increase of 50 cents to three dollars per meal was approved at the last school board meeting. Superintendent Mark Schneider says they look at the prices they’re charging each year to make sure their expenses in that department are being covered, but it’s also in response to their deficit. They’re taking other steps as well. For instance, a part time cook who recently left will not be replaced.