Renewal fee must be paid by Feb. 7

Administering a strict deadline, the school district recently announced that all students planning to return to a Choice School for the 2014-2015 school year must pay the $30 renewal fee by February 7.

“The online renewal fee process should be easier this year,” Principal Rick Fleming said. “Last year, the site kept going up and down.”

A link to the online application and directions for paying the fee are on the school’s website.

“We don’t want any of our current students put onto the wait-list, so we want to make sure that everyone who wants to return makes the deadline,” Fleming said.

Anyone having trouble with the online program can call the school or see Office Clerk Janice Kowing in the front office.

“We get a lot of questions about how to pay the fee,” Kowing said. “Parents should make sure they click on ‘renewal.’ Some parents accidentally complete the application under ‘new student’ for a returning student.”

Kowing said she is uncertain whether February 7 will be the absolute deadline.

“Last year, the renewal deadline was changed three or four times,” she said. “According to the district office, the deadline is strict this year, but we’ll see.”