Fees rising for students in many Illinois districts

April 15, 2010
Public schools begin charging for programs and services they once provided for free
From The Chicago Tribune: Thousands of Illinois students will pay more next year to log on to classroom computers, play in the band or suit up for sports as many cash-strapped schools raise their participation fees. Faced with dwindling state revenues and property taxes, dozens of local districts have cut expenses and laid off teachers. Now many are asking students to pay more when they register for class or sign up for after-school programs that were free a generation ago.

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