New Registration Fees for Schools Tanya Ott of member station WBHM in Birmingham reports that, as school starts, many parents are being asked to pay fees by fiscally strapped schools. The money goes for such basics as ID cards, activity fees, locker fees, book fees to fees for extracurricular activities such as band. The expense can run into hundreds of dollars, and for poor parents can be a real problem.
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Tanya Ott of member station WBHM in Birmingham reports that, as school starts, many parents are being asked to pay fees by fiscally strapped schools. The money goes for such basics as ID cards, activity fees, locker fees, book fees to fees for extracurricular activities such as band. The expense can run into hundreds of dollars, and for poor parents can be a real problem.