Board approves tuition, hourly rate increase for coming school year

Board approves tuition, hourly rate increase for coming school year

The Board of Education on June 22 approved tuition rates for the 2015-16 school year that include a slight increase for students enrolling from counties outside of Charles County, and for non-Maryland residents. For students residing in Maryland but who live outside of Charles County, the cost for the coming school year is $7,445, up about one percent from $7,300 for the 2014-15 school year. Students enrolling in Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) for the 2015-16 school year who live outside of Maryland will be charged $11,740, also an increase of about one percent from the tuition rate of $11,550 for the 2014-15 school year.

CCPS reviews tuition rates annually and the department of student services determines all school transfer requests that include out-of-county and out-of-state student placements. These requests must meet criteria, and schools must have adequate space, including in the particular grade and instructional programs. Additionally, CCPS does not provide transportation to any student who lives out of the county or Maryland. Applications for review are due May 1 annually.

On June 22, The Board also approved a change to some daily and hourly wage rates to reflect the increase in minimum wage. On July 1, the minimum wage rate in Maryland increases from $8 to $8.25. Some job categories in which a CCPS employee would earn minimum wage as a starting rate include a swim instructor or intern. The Board also approved an increase in the pay rate for some hourly employees, such as instructional assistants and food service substitutes. Information about approved pay rate changes is posted on the school system website,

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela K. Murphy, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

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