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-- -- public school district is admitting how -- district students for an annual fee.
In an effort to avoid a pension fix and boost enrollment now.
As an alternative to private schools with more on this -- start the school district superintendent welcome to the show -- great to have you here.
And Helen -- me tell us about your school district.
It's a small school district in Westchester County on the New York Connecticut border.
And we feel it's.
An excellent district for children.
Very proud of -- very very proud of it and now -- offering the opportunity to people who live outside that district.
For a chunk a change about 20000 dollars to come and attend the school why are you doing this.
What we're doing it for a couple of reasons one reason is the course of the fact that.
We have the available space.
We had a sort of boom that took place in the year 2000 and those students are now moving through and we have -- decline -- enrollment.
At the same time just like every other type of -- every other public district in the state of new York and I'd say probably throughout the country.
Have fixed course that continue to rise.
We have -- -- costs -- course 35 point.
I believe 35 point 3% in one year and crazy increase their -- in one year.
Increased health insurance which is a national.
A list goes on and on and it does let me tell you have folks a little bit about the tuition that that folks would be facing.
Apple line -- QB charging between 191021000.
Check out of district students.
But the average tuition to private school in New York is 30000 to 40000 so -- people out there that will consider this a bargain.
And we think it is a board game we think that well.
Private schools parochial schools -- for car.
A host of different things we fields -- we're competitive.
We're small nurturing environment which is high achieving program we will for a lot of different activities.
And we think we're a good body and where.
They know the choice.
That -- another choice but I saw some numbers that really blew me away US news and world report says that you worst school district.
Ranks eighty in that country.
In the country.
And sixteen in New York so.
That's one reason that people might be willing to pay for -- education that's.
That's one aspect of it but we also feel and I've always said that that goal for district.
Is to take children and to turn them into adults intellectually socially and emotionally and we think that we devote.
Time to each one of those components on -- K through twelve basis.
So once again I think this is a great opportunity for people it's also an opportunity for us.
To respond to taxpayer concerns right my responsibility -- to provide the and -- and our board of education.
The best possible education at the most reasonable price.
Well it sounds like you're going far out weigh in stark thanks for coming on.
I'm waiting to see if you get a call from Chicago detectives say in advise them how to improve their district will -- -- -- and thanks for coming on the show OK.
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