Summer school fees possible for NJ students

(AP) - Legislation being considered in the NewJersey Assembly would allow public school districts to bill parentsfor children's summer school classes.

The measure in the Assembly Education Committee would allowschools to pass on the costs of summer remedial and enrichmentclasses to families that can afford it.

Full tuition would be charged for students from families whosehousehold income exceeds the limit qualifying them for thereduced-price school lunch program.

Less well-off families would be charged partial tuition.

Districts would be barred from charging families with incomesbelow the federal poverty guideline. A family of four earning lessthan $22,050 is considered below the poverty level.

The Senate has not taken up the bill.

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