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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta AUGUST 17 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD SPECIAL bGHUULb City schools in ACTION Textbook plan means saving A substantial saving in he cost of textbooks and ither instruc lonal mater als will be ivailable again this vear to .tudents in all Lethbridge lublic schools For high school students will be able to icnl books would cost from TO to V50 In addition to the flat rental fee most students will also be expected to pay other charges such as cau- tion lees special fees stu clcnl union fees and others Basic flat fees for rental ol hooks and supplies will be as follows -for Students for Junior Students -for High Senior High Students M7 1 hcse basic lees items in textbook lentals tapes iecords woikbooks lockei rentals towel sei vice and special charges made tor certain classes and other mis 18 months of study Report finds concern areas The Lethbridge public school system has com- nleled its study of educational goals The proiect begun more than 18 months ago provides guidance for trustees principals and teachers in planning future activities During the course of the studv parents students teachers and other members of the communi tv were consulted to deter- mine the directions in which the school system should move In the rpport 10 areas of concern are drawn to the attention of local trustees The development of minimum competency levels in communication and computation revision of the physical education program the provision of a kindergarten program for five-year olds special con sideration for the needs of children with learning problems increased in teraction between schools and community considera lion of alternative methods of instruction and forms of school organization a strengthening of the fine arts an examination of certain sensitive educational areas such as sex and drug education the introduction of summer school an allocation of funds to evaluate present and new programs During the coming school vear Lethbridge Public Trustees have asked their administrators to consider the findings of the report From these deliberations priorities for action will be suggested Interested groups such as Home and School are en- couraged to study and dis- cuss the contents of the Report Copies are available from the Lethbridge Public Board offices t ellanoous iloins caution lie ot bo dial god ill and senior high school students This lee is charg i1 el o n e d u r i n g the student s hie in the school It is designed to encourage students to retuin books botorc Ic iving school at time the fee is i clunded it the books ai e in reasonahh good condition Supplemental foes are designed to cover various costs which are not includ- ed in the basic fees Such c osls usualK van from school to school depending upon the activity and will onlv be collected if a ma loriU of the parents con coined approve Thev will be cluh informed of the ac and the proposed c osls means of a special letter to them from the principal students in junior and senior high schools in the Cih are expected to student union fees The fees go toward meeting the costs of pro iccts and events organized the student body and have been in common prac- tice for many years in Alberta s junior and senior high schools I IK luncls collected as student union Ices go tow nils student hook the school piper special handbooks numeious student clubs met otliei pingicims in itiakcl and the students In some- c iscs ihete arc c liai gcs Sonic students cithei at the beginning ol 01 dining the ol llio school will lind it nee cssai to pav col tain other charges loi such things as gsm suits special field trips icntal of band mslrumcnls oi dnvci education Supplement This special supplement to The Herald is jointly sponsored by the city public and separate school boards Its purpose is to inform parents students and other taxpayers of some of the new developments which have taken place in Lethbridge schools and to provide information that will assist students in preparing for school which begins Tuesday ;