The Taylorville School Board is looking to help local families keep some of their hard earned dollars next school year. The board voted on next year’s fees for many different items, and some fees were completely waived.
Many high school course specific fees were waived, along with the junior high athletic participation fee and the district is adding fifth through eighth grades to the free lunch and breakfast program next year. Fuerstenau says the district took an in-depth look at how they could help Taylorville families.
Fuerstenau says the community and state have shown their support by passing the referendum and school funding reform. He says it’s time the district does its part to show their appreciation for area families.
The only fee increases for next year will be a $5 increase in parking spots at THS from $35 to $40. Fuerstenau says that money goes towards maintaining the parking lots. The other fee increase is a 10-cent increase on daily lunch at THS, but Fuerstenau says that was a required fee increase to follow federal guidelines.