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Parents invited to discuss fees at May meetings
Parents are invited to continue the discussion about schools fees at a series of meetings that have been scheduled this month.
These important conversations with parents are being held to inform the finalization of fees for the 2012-13 school year.
The meetings will provide parents with opportunities to provide input and learn more about the process for determining 2012-13 school fees. They build on conversations with more than 4,000 people during broad public engagement of fees during the past several months. Fees in scope for the review included instructional materials and supplies, music instrument rental, noon supervision, transportation and waivers.
Parents guide school fees for 2012-13
April 12 - May 3, 2012
More than 4,000 parents helped set the framework for fees for the 2012-13 school year following a comprehensive community engagement process.
The CBE asked parents to help us solve a problem, and they were very clear and thoughtful about their expectations for how fees are set, managed and communicated. Parent expectations and system values articulated by our Board of Trustees guided our 2012-13 fee framework.
Parents voiced their expectations for fees into six principles, which are:
- Users are charged for the services they use.
- The fees for the stated service are based on the average cost of providing consistent service.
- Transportation fees will reflect the difference between costs associated with “educational necessity” and “personal choice.”
- All fees will be eligible for waivers.
- Waivers will be funded through the CBE “global budget”.
- There will be no cross-subsidy for fees.
Fees in scope for the review included instructional materials and supplies, music instrument rental, noon supervision, transportation and waivers. > Read more
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May 11, 2012