The West Central School Board approved book rental prices during their recent meeting.
Superintendent Charles Mellon that most will see a decrease in fees since last year, but middle school students in grades 6–8 will see a new fee at the beginning of the school year.
“We’ll be charging a $35 technology fee,” stated Mellon. “This is because those three grade levels are going to the one-to-one initiative. They will have a Chromebook to use. This technology fee will cover insurance.”
Mellon added that if the corporation were to charge them an individual insurance fee from an insurance company most of those fee would range between $55 and $65.
Mellon stated that the corporation feels that a “half-price deal” is appropriate.