Superintendent's Corner

School Safety Upgrade News

We have received grant funding by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office which will fund a part time special duty officer through the Athens County Sheriff's department.  We will have an officer on campus daily to enhance our safety for staff and students.  While on campus the officer will work closely with administration, spend time visiting classrooms, build relationships with students, and work with staff to build positive rapport that enhances education.  We have also added safety features to our facility including fencing, protective window screens, and modernized the video surveillance system.  Through this grant opportunity we are excited to grow and build a stronger safety program for our school district.

 

Together we can become a safer and stronger school and community.

Fee Letter and Schedule

This is a posting of a previous letter of explaination sent home to all parents concerning the fees for the school year.

 

Dear Parent or Guardian:

 

The Alexander Local Schools Board of Education provides all basic texts at no cost to students of our school. These textbooks are loaned to the students and remain the property of the school district. All books lost or damaged during the year must be paid for according to the nature of the loss. In an effort to cover the cost of basic consumable student supplies, the Alexander Local School District collects an annual $40 instructional supply fee for each of its students. These student fees are a one-time charge for the entire school year. You can help your child get off to a good start this year by paying the fee as early in the year as possible. If you are unable to pay the entire amount of fees in full at the beginning of the year, please contact the respective building secretary to set up a payment plan to ensure that the fees are paid in full by the end of the year. Fees and fines that are not paid each year will follow the student to his or her next year of education until these monies are paid. Fees and fines not paid could result in the student not receiving his or her official quarterly report cards and their final diploma and transcripts until these are paid in full or arrangements have been made with the respective buildings of attendance.

 

Alexander Schools offers a secure online payment option for parents / guardians called PAYFORIT.NET.  You can use this online payment system to pay the student fees, activity fees, and add funds to your child’s lunch account. You may use a credit or debit card or an ACH electronic check to make your transaction.  Parents who choose to use PAYFORIT.NET must first create an account.  You will need your child's student ID number to complete part of the online registration.  Please contact the main office of your child's school during normal business hours if you have questions.  Once you have registered and created a password you will not need the student ID number again.  You can check your child’s account balances as long as you have access to the Internet.  Please be certain to allow

PAYFORIT.NET into your email otherwise it may be considered spam and will go into your junk email.  Please visit www.payforit.net to set up your online account.  You can also download the PayForIt Mobile APP on your smart phone for quick and easy access to your child’s account and to make payments. We hope this will help making payments easier and more convenient for you. All checks written should be made payable to “Alexander Local School District.” In order to simplify record keeping, a separate check is required for each type of charge if paying by check. Please do not send money to one teacher for all of your children in other classrooms. Each teacher is required to keep a record of fees paid in his/her room and issue a receipt. The teachers cannot make change or divide the money correctly when one check is written for more than one child and more than one purpose. 

 

State law prohibits charging a fee to a pupil who is eligible for a free lunch (not a reduced lunch) for any materials needed to participate fully in a course of instruction. Any parent who believes their child qualifies for the free or reduced lunch program should complete an application form. These forms may be obtained from the Alexander Food Service Department. Parents MUST also give the school permission to share their child’s lunch status with school officials in order to have the instructional supply fee waived.  This can be done by marking to allow on the free and reduced lunch application form or by returning the Direct Certification eligibility notification form indicating that you grant this permission. This exception does not apply for any club or athletic fees for extra-curricular activities which are not a course of instruction.

 

Alexander Schools also collects student club and athletic fees for extra-curricular activities. These student activity fees are not a “pay-to-play” fee.  The fee is required for each student athlete / club participant to participate in the activity.  Playing time remains at the discretion of each respective coach and fees will not impact the amount of playing time each student athlete receives. Student club and athletic fees are not refundable except in the following circumstances: the student suffers a season ending injury prior to the first game of the season (requires medical documentation); the student moves out of the District prior to the first game of the season. Activity fees can be paid online using the PayForIt Mobile APP or www.payforit.net as mentioned above (preferred). They can also be paid directly to the Athletic Office, the Treasurer's Office, or the building secretary where your child attends. Coaches are NOT allowed to collect money for activity fees.  

 

We want to wish everyone a wonderful new school year!

Lindy L. Douglas, Superintendent

2018-2019 SCHOOL FEE SCHEDULE

 

GRADES K-12___________________________________________________________________

INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPLY FEE…………………………………………………$40

GRADES 6-10____________________________________________________________________

CHROMEBOOK FEE………………………………………………………………$40

ATHLETICS FINAL FORMS FEE__________________________________________________

JR. HIGH / HIGH SCHOOL (ONE-TIME ANNUAL FEE PER ATHLETE)….$20

JR. HIGH CLUBS AND ATHLETIC FEES___________________________________________

SPANISH CLUB……………………...……………………………………...............$20

FRENCH CLUB……………………...………………………………...……………$20

PEP / JAZZ / MARCHING BAND (ONE FEE FOR ALL)…………….………...$20

DRAMA CLUB………………………………………………………....….………...$20

CROSS COUNTRY…………..……………………..……………………………….$20

FOOTBALL……………………………………………………………………….....$20

SOCCER…………..……………………………………………………………….....$20

VOLLEYBALL…...………………………………………………………….............$20

BASKETBALL…...………………………………………………………...………...$20

WRESTLING...…...……………………………………………………………….....$20

TRACK…….....…...……………………………………………………………..…...$20

CHEERLEADING (ONE FEE FOR YEAR)...…....…………………………..…...$20

MODEL UN………………………………….....…....…………………………..…...$20

HIGH SCHOOL CLUBS AND ATHLETIC FEES______________________________________

SPANISH CLUB……………………...………………………………………..….....$30

FRENCH CLUB……………………...……………………………….............……..$30

PEP / JAZZ / MARCHING BAND (ONE FEE FOR ALL)…………………...….$30

DRAMA CLUB………………………………………………………....………...….$30

PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB……………………………………………....………..….$30

FFA…………………………………………………………………….............….….$30

MODEL UN….………………………………………………………....………..…..$30

ART CLUB……………………………………...……………………....….………..$30

CROSS COUNTRY…………..……………………..………………………….…...$30

GOLF…………..…………………………………….………………………….…...$30

FOOTBALL………………………………………………………………………....$30

SOCCER…………..………………………………………………………….……...$30

VOLLEYBALL…...…………………………………………………………….…...$30

BASKETBALL…...……………………………………………………………..…...$30

WRESTLING...…...……………………………………………………………….....$30

BASEBALL…….....…...……………………………….………………………..…...$30

SOFTBALL…….....…...…………………………….…………………………….....$30

TRACK…….....…...……………………………………………………………….....$30

CHEERLEADING (ONE FEE FOR YEAR)...…....…………………………….....$30

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD……………………......…....…………………………….....$30

 

*There may be additional costs associated with your student’s participation in these activities

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