As far as nonathletic fees, Bromfield ranked 13th among districts surveyed at $60 per student. Among the highest non-athletic user fees are Maynard ($200 per student), Westboro ($185 per student), and Acton/Boxboro ($155 per student).
On busing, Harvard was gridlocked in a three-way tie (with Littleton and Holliston) for eighth place with a $225 per student busing fee. Topping the busing charts were Carlisle ($395), Sudbury ($350) and Ashland ($280).
Harvard ranked sixth in terms of kindergarten tuition. Special education students may have free schooling. For other “typical” kindergarteners, tuition of $3,750 is charged for half the day, with the other half of the day provided at no added cost by the district.
Districts charging more for kindergarten included Groton-Dunstable ($4,635), the Tahanto and Acton/Boxboro school districts ($4,000).
Harvard charged the most for non-special-needs pre-school students enrolled in the HES integrated pre-K program. For the four-day program, Harvard charged the most of districts surveyed, $4,320 per year, well ahead of Hopkinton ($3,200) and Sudbury ($3,000).
Harvard’s five-day pre-kindergarten program tuition ($4,500) ranked second highest, surpassed only by Tyngsboro ($5,400).
Harvard doesn’t charge its upperclassmen to park at Bromfield. But the survey revealed that other districts charge vastly different sums. Dover/Sherborn charges students the most ($250) to park their vehicle on school grounds. Wayland, Chelmsford, Ayer and Acton/Boxboro each charge $200 per student per year.
But some districts assessed smaller parking fees — Nashoba Regional ($75), Holliston ($50) and Gardner ($20).
“I threw in the parking fee because it’s so common” in other school district,” Interim School Superintendent Joseph Connelly said.
The school committee took no action on the other, nonathletic student fees.
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