The Jefferson Board of Education is considering charging out-of-district tuition for students in Jefferson High School. The topic was brought up by JHS principal, Kevin Smith, at the recent board retreat.
The system currently collects tuition only for students in K-8. Tuition is $800 per student, or $700 per sibling. The system collects about $300,000 in tuition annually.
Principal Kevin Smith told the board that he doesn’t think there will be a drop in enrollment if the system decides to charge tuition. He approximates that there are 26 out-of-district applications currently put in at the high school with 16 of them being upcoming freshman.
For the full story, see the April 2 issue of The Jackson Herald.