School Board May Tackle Parking Fees

By: Garrett Wymer Email
By: Garrett Wymer Email

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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- Getting the green light to talk about high school parking fees.

That's on the agenda for tonight's Rockingham County School Board meeting.

Dan Breeden, the chair of the Rockingham County School Board, said he doesn't expect a vote tonight, but the board could decide whether they want to explore lowering the price of a parking permit.

A group of students from Spotswood High School spoke at the last school board meeting and said the price for a parking permit is too high and asked the board to look into lowering the price.

At Monday night's meeting at Fulks Run Elementary the board taking the first step with a presentation from the county's finance director on where the money from the permits goes.

"We will take a look at how those monies are used and if that is an area where we could possibly reduce those fees. The position of the students is that $50 a year was too excessive for many of the students to pay. And, as I said, we'll look into that," said Breeden.

Breeden said if the board decides tonight it does in fact want to go forward with a plan to adjust how much students pay for parking, it likely would be on the agenda for the board's next meeting November 25.


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