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Board sets school fees

Friday, July 11, 2008

Note: Costs courtesy of Clay Community Schools
Like everything else in society, prices are going up.

In preparation for the upcoming school year textbook costs were voted on and unanimously passed for the 2008-2009 school year by the Clay County School Board Thursday night. Parents will notice that the Jackson Township elementary costs are higher because of the Shurley Reading Method.

The price of books for county secondary level students will vary according to the classes the students are enrolled in and, of course, parking permits.

The board approved the price changes to the breakfast and lunch costs. According to the information provided by the board, student breakfast increased 10 cents and lunch increased by 15 cents per meal. Adult breakfast and lunch costs increased by 50 cents per meal.

The board trustees also approved a mileage rate raise for all employees from 40 cents to 44 cents per mile, unless it is otherwise stated in any contract agreements.

In other news, Susan Treash has been transferred to the position of Northview High School Guidance Director, where was formerly a guidance counselor.

Costs go up for school breakfast and lunch.

High School$1.30$2.05

Extra cartons of milk are 30 cents each.

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I still question the leaglity of charging for text books. Don't we have a "free and apporpriate education" here? I know of other towns that do not charge. Why do we charge? Is it tax related???

-- Posted by sassypants on Sat, Jul 12, 2008, at 6:29 AM

Worse yet are those parents who pay for textbook rental when their child's teacher doesn't use them at all. Just doesn't seem right to me.

-- Posted by Bigpappy on Sat, Jul 12, 2008, at 5:16 PM

Book rental is getting so high, it forces more people to be on free book/free lunch program. I do not think rental fees should be different at schools in the same county. Why is it that Jackson Township teaches a different program than the rest of the county. Are't all children in the county suppose to get the same education, regardless of income or area they live? Shouldn't all of the elementary schools follow the same curriculum? This seems to cause some problems in the middle school when children have been taught a different system.

-- Posted by HoNeyLove on Sun, Jul 13, 2008, at 2:20 PM

Fees???? I graduated in '85 and now live and an am paraeducator in Tennessee. I am shocked to see this. Our students do not pay for any books or supplies (only paper pencils, regular classroom things. Usually teachers and parent volunteers get these items since we live in a low income area. Wow!!! Someone needs to see why Clay Co. is still doing this.

-- Posted by nicki'85 on Sun, Jul 13, 2008, at 6:34 PM

ohio does not charge book rental fees either

-- Posted by clay reader on Sun, Jul 20, 2008, at 7:33 AM

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