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Baraga schools saving money on milk, fuel and bread

July 11, 2012
By STEPHEN ANDERSON , Houghton Daily Mining Gazette

BARAGA - Lower bids by dairy, bakery and fuel providers will enable the Baraga Area Schools to use less of its fund balance to cover the district's 2012-13 budget.

Superintendent Jennifer Lynn explained the lower bids at Monday's school board meeting

Jilbert Dairy, Bimbo Bakeries (previously Taystee) and Northern Oil, which all served the district last year, brought lower bids for milk, bread and fuel, respectively, for 2012-13, Lynn said.

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Baraga Area Schools Superintendent Jennifer Lynn updates the school board at Monday’s meeting on lower bids being received from milk, bakery and fuel providers for the 2012-13 school year. (Houghton Daily Mining Gazette photo by Stephen Anderson)

White milk dropped from $0.2135 to $0.2125, chocolate milk from $0.2451 to $0.2430 and skim white milk from $0.1988 to $0.1800 and all bread prices are down, but the biggest decrease is in fuel.

Jilbert and Bimbo were the only bidders in their respective categories, but Northern Oil beat out Krist Oil's bid of $0.07 off pump price less taxes. Northern Oil will charge $2.88 per gallon this year for diesel and $2.76 for unleaded.

"That's who we had last year and we were paying $3.33 per gallon (for diesel)," Lynn said. "That's about a 13.5 percent decrease from last year."

Last year's unleaded rate was $3.26.



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