Uncollected student fees in one area district reached $45,000, so school officials have come up with what they hope is a way to get the money rolling in.
Officials at Patrick Henry Local Schools have decided not to just wait until the student graduates and withhold their diploma. Instead, they say beginning with the 2013–14 school year, the district will keep students out of extracurricular activities.
Officials at Patrick Henry say they’ve been seeing some pretty tough times financially, and they had to make cuts. They say that the only other thing they could do was something to strongly encourage families to pay the fees. Officials hope that it will be effective in recovering the lost revenue.