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    IMPORTANT

    TUITION UPDATE

                                                                                                                                                                                       

    May 4, 2016

                                                                                             

    Dear Preschool Families,

     

                      I am writing to inform you of changes to the preschool tuition rates for the upcoming school year. A presentation was made to the School Committee last year that focused on the rates for our program and those comparable to surrounding communities including private programs. The report and the recommendation to increase the Lincoln Preschool tuition were accepted by the School Committee to become effective for the 2016-2017 school year.

     

                      As you know, the Lincoln Preschool is a publicly administered program that provides early care and education for preschool age students. The primary charge of the program is to provide inclusive educational services to children with disabilities and the need for specialized instruction. Students who qualify for special education are provided with a free public education and are not charged tuition in accordance with state and federal mandates.

    Parents of students who do not require specialized instruction may choose to enroll their children at the Lincoln Preschool and pay tuition, including staff and faculty members. Some families have demonstrated a financial need for reduced tuition and the district has utilized a state approved sliding scale.  In addition, Hanscom students who are four years old by September 30th, who reside on the base and whose sponsor is active duty must be granted a tuition free placement in compliance with the The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) in which the Lincoln Preschool holds a contract with.

     

    The results of the comparison determined that the Lincoln Preschool tuition was well below that of others. Our program had the lowest hourly tuition ($4.17) with the average program at $9.34 per hour.

     

    Tuition for the inclusion program will increase by $1,000 for the 2016-2017 school year (representing an increase of 33%.) An additional increase of $600 will be applied starting in the 2017-2018 school year (representing an additional increase of 15%).The current annual cost for the Extended Day program of $3500 will increase $500 for the 2016-2017 school year as well.

     

    The tuition increases will result in additional revenue while continuing to support families who require financial assistance to access the school program. Increasing the tuition is fiscally responsible as it will contribute to the cost associated with running the preschool program. As the cost of the program has remained the same over a long period of time, the cost of operating the preschool has increased with a bulk of the funding going to professional and paraprofessional salaries. The increased tuition would generate a small amount to offset a portion of the costs while enabling families to access a preschool education that is affordable.                 

    With the recommended tuition increases over the two year period, the Lincoln Preschool will continue to have the lowest average hourly cost for preschool programming in comparison.

     

    Tuition Schedule for 2016-2017

     

    Lincoln Campus

     

     

     

    8:15 am-12:15 pm

    Days/Week

    Month

    Annual

     

    5

    $400.00

    $4,000.00

     

    3

    $240.00

    $2,400.00

     

    2

    $160.00

    $1,600.00

     

     

     

     

    Extended Day, 12:15 pm- 4:15 pm
    Additional Monthly Fee 
    (Lincoln Campus Only)

     

    $450.00

    $4,500.00

     

     

     

     

    Hanscom Campus

     

     

     

     

    Days/Week

    Month

    Annual

    Morning,  8:15 am- 10:45 am

    5

    $240.00

    $2,400.00

     

     

     

     

    Afternoon, 12:15 pm- 2:45 pm

    4

    $210.00

    $2,100.00

     

     

    Tuition Schedule for 2017-2018

    Lincoln Campus

     

     

     

           

    8:15 am-12:15 pm

    Days/Week

    Month

    Annual

     

    5

    $460.00

    $4,600.00

     

    3

    $276.00

    $2,760.00

     

    2

    $184.00

    $1,840.00

     

     

     

     

    Extended Day, 12:15 pm- 4:15 pm
    Additional Monthly Fee 
    (Lincoln Campus Only)

     

    $450.00

    $4,500.00

     

     

     

     

    Hanscom Campus

     

     

     

     

    Days/Week

    Month

    Annual

    Morning,  8:15 am- 10:45 am

    5

    $276.00

    $2,760.00

     

     

     

     

    Afternoon, 12:15 pm- 2:45 pm

    4

    $241.00

    $2,410.00

     

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 781-259-9889 or lfagan@lincnet.org, Rose Smart can also be available at 781-259-9403 or rsmart@lincnet.org.

     

    Sincerely,

    Lynn Fagan

    Preschool Coordinator 

     
Last Modified on August 23, 2017