Saturday, April 03, 1999

Princeton school board will consider student activity fees

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        SHARONVILLE — Princeton school board members will discuss April 19 the possibility of students paying fees to participate in activities.

        A task force has recommended Princeton consider charging high school students $50 per activity for music and athletics. Junior high students would pay $35 per activity.

        The board has been faced with making budget cuts since the November defeat of a 6.5-mill levy that was expected to raise about $10 million. Last month, the board decided to cut $4 million from the 1999-2000 school year budget.

        “The task force felt (charging fees) was a way to balance the reductions so it's not all coming out of other areas,” Superintendent Dennis Peterson said. “And there was a sense that the community expects parents to take responsibility for the extra things.”

        In addition to the activity fees, the 22-member task force recommended eliminating teaching and staff positions and reducing materials.

        Of the $4 million in cuts, more than $2.3 million came from the elimination of administration, teaching and operational positions. But because so many employees have chosen to resign or retire, layoffs will not be necessary.


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