With a new school year approaching quickly, it is time to start planning on the cost for school.
The first day in the building for teachers will be Aug. 13, and students will be returning Aug. 17.
In a unanimous vote, the Clay Community School Board of Trustees approved the new textbook rental fees and costs. The textbook costs are higher at Jackson Township Elementary because of the Shurley Reading Method.
According to Supt. Dan Schroeder the textbook rental and class fees for the secondary grade levels vary according to the student's choice of class schedule. Once the student decides which classes to take, parents are then charged a fee based on the class.
Parents will also notice a slight increase the breakfast and lunch prices. They will be up by 5 cents this year, and extra milk costs will stay the same.
At the elementary level, breakfast will cost $1.25 and lunch $2.05, while high school breakfast will cost $1.35 and lunch $2.15.
Adults will now pay $2.25 for breakfast and $3.20 for lunch. Extra cartons of milk remain 30 cents each.
Board member Tina Heffner encouraged members of the community to look into the free and reduced lunch program.
"Do not toss the forms aside, really look at them because you may qualify," she said. "You may choose not to participate and that is a personal choice. Just know that your tax dollars are going for that subsidizing and you may want to take advantage of it this year."
"What you are saying is definitely true," Schroeder added. "We want everyone to take advantage of that program who qualifies."
The meetings will continue to be on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m., at North Clay Middle School, and the April and October board meetings will be at Clay City Jr./Sr. High School.
The next meeting of the Clay Community School Board of Trustees will be 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 12, at North Clay Middle School.
2010-11 CCS Book Fees
The following table outlines the Clay Community Schools Elementary Textbook Rental and Fees Summary for the 2010-11 School Year. Due to a varied curriculum, costs and fees at Jackson Township Elementary (JTE) are different than elementaries in the rest of the corporation.
|JTE - K||$72.42||$0.00||$28.99||$101.41|
|JTE - 1st||$100.44||$14.83||$22.22||$137.49|
|JTE - 2nd||$95.42||$14.83||$22.22||$132.47|
|JTE - 3rd||$84.62||$17.03||$22.22||$123.87|
|JTE - 4th||$80.36||$17.59||$22.22||$120.17|
|JTE - 5th||$82.46||$17.59||$22.22||$122.27|
Clay City Elementary only