- The Board of Education has never authorized local schools to charge students a fee to graduate.
- The Maryland State Legislature has never authorized public schools to charge students a fee to graduate.
- The money collected through "senior dues/fees" doesn't go in to the MCPS Operating Budget.
- The "senior fees/dues" charged at MCPS schools varies from zero to over $100.
Dear Senior Parents,
Thursday, December 23, 2010 is the last day to pay the senior fee at the low price of $45.00. The price goes up after the winter break to $50.00.
Please submit your money or checks to XXXXX in the Media Center.
Don't forget to write your students' name and ID number on the check.
All checks should be made out to XXHS.
Have a great, happy and healthy holiday.
Senior Class Sponsor
Date: December 3, 2010
Re: Senior Cap and Gown fee
Dear Parents…The time is upon us to start planning for graduation. Your senior student should have already filled out a cap and gown form and turned it in to XXXXXX in the XXXXX office. Please note that cost for purchasing the cap and gown is separate from the announcements and other graduation accessories available through Jostens. XXHS will be responsible for ordering caps and gowns in bulk, saving you a couple dollars. Students are permitted to re-use their sibling’s black cap and gown.
If you have not already done so, please make a check payable to XXHS for $23.85 to purchase the cap and gown and turn it in to XXXXXXX, senior class advisor. We would like to have all payments collected by December 21, 2010. Please call XXXXXX at 301-XXX-XXXX if you have any questions. Thank you for your cooperation.