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Published: Wednesday, 6/25/2014

Penta officials waive student fees again, but raise some adult ed charges


Penta Career Center again has waived student fees for its programs.

The Penta board this week said students taking classes in different fields won’‍t have to worry about the set fees for the program in the upcoming school year. The amount of the waived fees depends on the program, said Penta Treasurer Carrie Herringshaw. The scheduled fee for students taking construction and masonry, for example, is $50 and cosmetology is $160. The fees, though, have been covered by the school‘‍s general fund.

“The board has made it a priority that fees don‘‍t have to be an obstacle for students,” the treasurer said. “It has been waived for at least the past 15 years.”

Students still have to purchase uniforms. The board approved student breakfast charges, increasing them from $1.30 to $1.50.

Charges for adult education classes, in some cases, were increased by the board. The automotive body repair course fee increased from $3,854 to $4,832, auto mechanic technician went from $4,746 to $6,080, remodeler technologies went from $5,657 to $7,136, refrigeration mechanic and repair went from $4,746 to $6,120, machine technologist class went from $3,854 to $4,800, and welding jumped from $4,746 to $6,120.

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