Scarborough school board approves $50 parking fee for students

The Associated Press
Posted Aug. 17, 2012, at 10:55 a.m.

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — Scarborough High School students who want to drive to school are going to have to pony up a $50 annual parking fee this fall.

The school board on Thursday approved the fee with a 6-1 vote despite outcry from some students and their parents who said it was unfair on top of fees already charged for sports and other extracurricular activities.

The $50 fee approved is actually a compromise, as the original planned called for a $100 fee.

Board Chairman Robert Mitchell said the school needs the additional revenue after losing $1 million in state funding.

Financially eligible students can apply to have the parking fee waived.

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