Lake Washington School District to hike all-day k fees
February 6, 2013
The Lake Washington School Board approved a 6 percent* rise in its all-day Kindergarten fee at a Jan. 28 meeting.
The fee will rise from $3,300 a year to $3,500 for the 2013-2014 school year. The increase leaves Lake Washington’s rate a bit below that of Issaquah School District ($3,600) and Mercer Island School District ($4,100), but more expensive than Bellevue School District ($3,300) and Renton School District ($3,000).
Half-day Kindergarten is provided for all students through state funding, but all-day classes require an annual fee from parents.
According to board meeting materials, the fee increase is designed to recoup rising administrative and utility costs for the district’s all-day program. The rate has not been increased since the 2009-2010 school year.
Families whose children qualify for free or reduced lunch will continue to get a discount, though their rates will rise as well. Families whose children qualify for reduced lunch will pay $1,260, up from $1,180. Free-lunch students will be charged $700, up from $650.
* This version corrects the percentage increase.