Massachusetts school district raises tuition, cuts costs to $11,000
Posted November 01, 2018 07:17:48A Massachusetts school board has raised tuition for low-income students, but some parents aren’t pleased.
A report from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education says that from 2017 to 2019, the school district raised tuition by about $10,000 per year.
This resulted in a reduction in student enrollment and graduation rates, according to the department.
In order to maintain these results, the board has reduced the district’s overall student-to-faculty ratio from 1:1 to 2:1.
It also reduced the number of teachers in the district from 7 to 5.
In a statement, the Massachusetts Board of Education said that the “student-to, staff ratio is not a sustainable option in a district that is struggling with a low enrollment rate.”
The district has been criticized by some parents for increasing fees to students who qualify.
The district did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.