by Julie Ann Madden
It’ll cost parents a little bit more to send their children to Akron-Westfield Community School this Fall.
At their March 12 meeting, the Akron-Westfield School Board unanimously approved increases in student registration fees and lunch fees for this school year, which begins Aug. 23.
Parents whose children took Drivers Education this summer already felt the bite in their pocketbooks as the price of this course was increased from $292 to $300 to cover the district’s increasing costs to offer this course. One of the main expenditures affecting this course is fuel prices.
Breakfast and lunch prices were raised 10 cents per meal. It was explained that the United States Department of Agriculture’s new requirements caused Iowa officials to decrease their lunch fee reimbursements for non-free and non-reduced lunch prices. What people pay for lunches must equal the USDA reimbursement allotment.
Milk prices for Kindergartners’ snacks remained the same at 18 cents per day.
One change is parents can purchase head phones for Grades DK-5 students to use in the school’s computer labs. For $4, a student can have their own individual head phones which will come with a plastic bag, according to Grades DK-6 Principal Cathy Bobier. This is being done to prevent the spread of head lice.
There will only be one day to register students for classes at Akron-Westfield Community School.
It will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 9 at the school. “New” students, those who have not attended Akron-Westfield before must attend registration day.
School officials have stated they are providing ample time for registration on Aug. 9 and respectfully request no registrations be done on the first day of school.
Parents whose students have attended Akron-Westfield previously may register their children by calling the school secretaries and requesting the forms be mailed to them.