Newton School Committee cuts student fees
After more than an hour of discussion, the committee voted to eliminate the high school student activity fee entirely, making activities such as newspaper, ping pong, and mock trial free to participate in, though sports and drama will still require fees. The committee also reduced the total amount of fees a family can be expected to pay from $1,800 to $1,200.
Committee members lowered the parking fee for Newton South students from $360 to $310, and reduced the grade four and five instrumental music fee and All City Music fee from $200 to $150. Students who pay the grade four and five instrumental music fee will no longer be required to pay the All City Fee also.