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Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study
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Student Fees - A Bay Village Citizens Advisory Study

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The Bay Village Schools Citizens Advisory Committee studied Student Fees as their 2010-2011 research topic for the Board of Education. Study included quantifying fees in similar districts and …

The Bay Village Schools Citizens Advisory Committee studied Student Fees as their 2010-2011 research topic for the Board of Education. Study included quantifying fees in similar districts and surveying Bay parents.

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  • 1. Presentation to the Bay Village School Board on Student Fees
    2010 – 2011 Citizens Advisory Committee to the Bay Village School District
  • 2. Committee Members
    • Bob Piccirilli – Chairman
    • 3. Clint Keener – Bay Schools Superintendent
    • 4. Mike Boeckman – Bay Village School Board
    • 5. Steve Lee – Secretary
    • 6. Christine Baumgartner
    • 7. Mike Gesing
    • 8. Mary Sue Hongosh
    • 9. Gene Marquardt
    • 10. Bob McFeeley
    • 11. Julie Morriss
    • 12. MaymePathoff
    • 13. Ted Sielski
    • 14. Loretta Tindall
  • Project Goals
    To make an assessment of the fees that are charged to students by neighboring school districts and school districts similar to Bay around Ohio.
    To complete a survey of parents of Bay Village high school students with respect to student fees.
  • 15. Fee Categories
    • High school class fees (does not include AP test fees or IB classes)
    • 16. High school activity fees (not to include sports)
    • 17. High school pay to participate fees (athletics)
    • 18. Kindergarten, grades 1 – 8 class fees
    • 19. Middle school activity fees
    • 20. Middle school pay to participate fees (athletics)
  • School District Selection Criteria
    • Neighboring school districts – Rocky River, Westlake, Avon, Avon Lake, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls, Lakewood
    • 21. School districts with similar demographics to Bay – Bexley, Brecksville, Canfield, Chagrin Falls, Chardon, Granville, Hudson, Kenston, Madiera City, New Albany, Perrysburg, Revere, Upper Arlington, West Geauga, Westerville
  • LTEI FY ’10 is the Local Tax Effort
    Index for the fiscal year 2010.
    It is an index calculated from school
    income taxes, property taxes, district
    median income and state median
    income. It is a measure of the effort
    district residents make to support
    education. The higher the number
    the greater the effort.
    The median LTEI is 1.0
    The range is 0.36 – 2.98
    http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDetail.aspx?page=3&TopicRelationID=1441&ContentID=101209&Content=102437
  • 22. Data Collection
    School district web sites
    Personal conversations
  • 23. High School Class Fees
    Bay High has a flat rate of $65/student/year
    Most other school districts charge by course
    Average # of courses with a fee was 60
  • 24.
  • 25. Normalization Technique
    Determined the average course fee for a given school district
    • Assumed that the typical student would take 4 of these courses per year
    • 26. “Estimated High School Class Fee”= # courses[4] x average fee
  • 27. Elementary/Middle School Class Fees
    Included kindergarten and grades 1 – 8
    All fees were flat fees per year
    The number in the chart is the average of all grades
    Bay has an average fee of $36 in this category
  • 28.
  • 29. High School Pay to Participate Fees
    Bay High charges nothing
    Most schools have a flat rate
    For schools that had pay to participate by sport we used an average fee per sport
    About half the school districts surveyed had a pay to participate program
  • 30.
  • 31.
  • 32. Activity Fees
    Four of the 25 schools surveyed have structured activity fees
    Of the remaining schools
    Some have no fees at all
    Some have ad hoc fees to cover one time expenses such as field trips and transportation
  • 33. Summary of Fee Data
    Course Fees High School
    23 of 25 schools have course fees
    Bay’s fees are slightly less than average
    Course Fees Middle School
    23 of 25 schools have course fees
    Bay’s fees are slightly less than average
  • 34. Summary of Fee Data (cont)
    • Pay to participate high school
    • 35. Half of the schools surveyed had some form of pay to participate
    • 36. Bay does not have pay to participate at this time
    • 37. Pay to participate middle school
    • 38. Half of the schools surveyed had some form of pay to participate
    • 39. Bay does not have pay to participate at this time
  • Activity Fees
    Four of the 25 schools surveyed have structured activity fees
    Of the remaining schools
    Some have no fees at all
    Some have ad hoc fees to cover one time expenses such as field trips and transportation
    Bay falls in the category of non structured fees
  • 40. Survey of Bay High Parents
    March 21, 2011 to March 27, 2011
  • 41. Survey Sample
    • 728 emails sent out representing 1016 students in grades 8 – 12
    • 42. 35% response from those emailed (255 responses)
    • 43. 45% of the respondents added comments (115 comments)
    • 44. 87% of the respondents said they will have a child at Bay High next year
    • 45. Average activities per child 2.86
  • Cost Reduction Strategies
    Most preferred – reduce the number of coaches – 2.08 on the 1 – 4 scale
    Second choice – charge a $50 - $100 fee per activity – 2.20 on the 1 – 4 scale
    Third choice – reduce the number of contests and events – 2.27 (1- 4 scale)
    Last choice – reduce the number of athletic teams, music groups and clubs 3.56 (1 – 4 scale)
  • 46. Participation level if fee ($50 - $100) were charged
    62% said they were just as likely to participate if a fee were charged
    37% said they were less likely to participate if a fee were charged
    2% had no one participating
  • 47. Fee caps for multiple activities if a $50 to $100 fee per activity were imposed
    73% said a per student cap of $100 would make participation more likely
    21% said a per student cap of $150 would make participation more likely
    10% said a per student cap of $200 would make participation more likely
    7% said a per family cap of $400 would make participation more likely
  • 48. Comments
    • 31 respondents made a point to express how very important activities are for students
    • 49. 25 commented they were against the concept of charging fees
    • 50. 23 commented that a reasonable fee would be acceptable
    • 51. 21 opined that the high taxes in Bay Village should cover the cost of student activities
  • 6. It is reasonable to charge a full fee (up to $1,000) for participation in athletics and clubs.
  • 52.
  • 53. 8. The school district should fully fund all nonathletic, co-curricular activities.
  • 54. 9. The school district should fully fund all athletic activities.
  • 55. 10. Athletic and activity programs should be fully funded by a combination of school district dollars and donations.
  • 56. 11. Members of the general public, who do not have children in school activities, are more likely to believe that it is reasonable to charge fees.
  • 57. 12. Athletics and activities are not essential for the school district to achieve its primary mission.
  • 58. 13. The Bay Village School District has an adequate number of opportunities for students to participate in athletics and other activities.
  • 59. 14. How do you believe the fees for activities (sports, music, clubs, etc.) at other area schools compare to the fees at Bay High School?
  • 60. Takeaways
    • Course fees – Bay is less than average compared to schools in the survey
    • 61. Pay to participate – Bay is in the half that does not charge fees
    • 62. Activity fees – Bay is about the same as everyone else
    • 63. Parents in Bay are content with the current fee structure
    • 64. Parents in Bay believe activities are extremely important
    • 65. Parents in Bay are reluctant to pay fees for sports/activities

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