Consequences to ensue for students with unpaid course fees
Senior Akane Haight reports to the banker in the A building after school on Sept. 16 to pay her course fee for hospitality. She felt relieved for paying by the deadline, which is Sept. 18. "My hospitality teacher reminds us everyday to pay our dues. It helped me remember," Haight said. Photo Credit: Althea Gevero
In order to prevent funding deficiencies in course spendings, administration will withhold students’ rights to participate in extracurricular activities and program areas until their course fees are paid.
“Student fees go directly back towards the students so they can have a proper educational experience. We use the funds to purchase automotive equipment and resources such as tools, parts and servicing programs,” Automotive Technologies instructor Mr. Randall Raha said.
As an incentive to compel students to pay their fees, Clark County School District (CCSD) permits administration to withhold diplomas of graduating seniors and prohibit them from walking during the graduation ceremony if they fail to pay outstanding dues.
“I definitely want to graduate and participate this year, so I plan on paying my course fees before the deadline,” senior Carlos Leyva said.
Students who do not pay their dues will also not be permitted to participate in dances, after-school clubs, etc.
“As a member of Key Club, attending the Regional Training Conference (RTC) is one of the most prestigious opportunities to dedicate myself to volunteering services and meet members from different schools. I will make sure that I make my payments on time so I can go,” sophomore Tiffany Ceria said.
Payments can be made online or to the banker in the “A” building before or after school. For students burdened with financial issues, they can arrange payment plans with the banker.
“We want students to be able to get the most out of their program area classes. Course fees enable the program to provide the most fulfilling experience,” Assistant Principal Trish Taylor said.