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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta -Fiiday, Augu.t 18, 1972 TCI IEMBRIOOB HSKAID Y Textbook rental system saves students money A substantial saving in the cost of textbooks and other necessary instructional materials will be available again this year to stu- dents in all Lethhridge public schools. For high school students will be able to rent their books, which would otherwise cost from to ?50. In addition to the flat rental fee, most students will also be expect- ed to pay other charges such as caution fees, special fees, student union fees and others. The schedule is as follows: 1. Basic flat fees for rental of supplies: for elementary school students for junior high schools for senior high schools, This basic fee will cover many items including textbook rentals, Separate tapes, records, workbooks, locker rentals, towel service and special charges formerly made for certain classes and olher miscellaneous items. 1. Caution Fee: for senior high school students only, a fee will be charged. This fee is charged just once during the student's high school life because once a student reaches this stage, he may leave school al any lime. II is designed to encourage slu- dcnls lo turn in their hooks before leaving schools, at which time the is relumed if the books are in a reasonable condition. 3. Special Fees: These fees arc designed to cover various costs which arc not included in the ba- sic fees. These costs usually vary from school to school and will only be collected if a majority of par- ents approve. They will be asked their opinion in a questionnaire which will be sent to each home by the school principal. 4. Student Union Fees: All stu- dents in junior and senior high schools in the city arc expected to pay these fees. These fees go toward meeting the costs of projects and events organized by the student body and have been a common practice for many years in Alberta's junior and senior high schools. The money collected in student union fees goes towards the stu- dent yearbook, the school paper, special handbooks, numerous stu- dent clubs and other programs ini- tiated and organized by the stu- dents. 5. Other Charges: Some stu- dents, either at the beginning of, or during the course of the school year, will find it necessary to pay certain other charges such as gym suits, special field trips or rental of hand instruments. 6. Drive Education: This course will be offered at both public high schools if enough students express an interest. School officials say that all those who want to take driver education will probably be able to do no restrictions on the number of classes is anticipated. The classes will likely be held during the noon hour for a 30 day period. In-car training will be pro- vided during times when students have a free period, after school, evenings, weekends and holidays. The cost to each student will be with the remainder of the cost being paid by the school board. The separate school district is continuing its comprehensive schedule of textbook rental and other fees this year, with the fees payable at the start ol the year. Once the flat fee is paid, there are no other charges to students that year, except for special ac- tivities within the school. For textbooks and related stu- dent fees, the schedule is as fol- lows: Grade 1 to 3: per student. Grade 4 to 6: per student. Grade 7: per student. Grade 8 to 12: per student. Grade 8 to 12 students must also pay a small caution fee one time only, at the start of Grade 8, re- turnable in whole or part when they leave the district. Getting ready to go back to the books. Work-study programs in city high schools The I.clhbridgc Collegiate Insti- tute will offer two new programs tliis year which will allow a number of students to work as well as study. The Work-Study and Work Ex- perience programs will be avail- able to students 16 years of age and over. Hie basic objeclis'cs of Hie pro- gram include the opportunity for students to participate in meaning- ful work; to gain an understand- ing of the importance of develop- ing acceptable work habits. 111? need for grooming, and the need for self-discipline; To develop an understanding and positive alli.tude in getting along with other pL'ople; to Icnm about flic of business and the relationship of employee to employer, union and governnr.'nl through direct contact with these agencies. The two progrninn dupli- cate services because thoy arc aimed al meeting lite needs of dif- fcrpnl types of .students. Work-Study is a non-credit pro- gram aimed helping students who aro not gel ting all the Ix'iu1- fils of a full-time school program. These students will gain a wide variety of experiences which pre- pare them as workers. Students will be encouraged to change jobs after three months in order lo gain experience in a wide variety of job situations. The Work Experience program is similar lo Work-Study, but the major difference is lliat students participating will receive credits which wil'l lie .applied toward their high school diplomas. .Sixteen students will be involved during each semester in such busi- nesses as machine shops, building trades, office work, banking and car repair. Students must have the consent of their parents to take part in the programs. They will be covered by Workmen's Compensation and accident insurance, and each stu- dent will receive a small hourly wage. Students will be required lo put in a minimum of 125 hours ot work, working half-days, while engaged in work off-campus. Complete details of both pro- grams are available from Loriu Mendenhall, counsellor at LCI. Education briefs CARETAKING A slnff of 01 men and women are responsible for caretaking duties in IjClhbrklgc public schools while 10 men and women serve as care- lakers in the separate school sys- lem. CLERICAL HELP There are JO clerical personnel in t li c Lcthbridgc public school sys- tem's 15 schools while 18 clerical personnel are employed in the six separate schools. HOMEBOUHD The Lclhbridge public school board's homcbouml teacher assisled 21 students in the number doubled lo 40 in 1970-71 and last year, Ihe number of students requiring the assistance rose to 70. ;