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Bellevue Schools Approve Fee Rates for Students, Announce Playground Fixes

The Bellevue Board of Education voted to keep school fees at the same rate as last year.

Students in grades six through twelve will pay $60 for school supplies, including textbook rental, locker fee, paper, and miscellaneous instructional materials. 

Students approved for reduced lunch will pay $30.

Class dues are $5, and that covers recognition ceremonies and class events.

Art students at Bellevue High School will pay $20 (or $10 for students paying reduced lunch prices). Advanced art students will pay $25.

Athletes playing a KHSAA-sanctioned sport will pay $50 for one sport and $100 for two or more. Those fees cannot be reduced.

Marching band members will pay a $60 fee, which also cannot be reduced.

Students at Grandview Elementary will pay $30 in student fees, or $50 for two or more children.

Lunch prices will also remain the same as last year.

Superintendent Robb Smith mentioned to the board that the gymnasium building that was painted gray looks great, and has a more modern look. The gymnasium is part of a sports complex, where the football field is located along with the tennis and softball fields.

Smith also reported there have been about a dozen new hires at the schools, and they only have to fill a couple more district positions.

The board voted to close out the playground project at Grandview Elementary. The school district spent close to a year working on a repair to a landslide.

Superintendent Smith reported that the new playground on the upper level is scheduled to have its new equipment in two weeks. This is a complete renovation of the old playground equipment, which was destroyed by juveniles who were lighting fireworks on the equipment a couple of years ago.

Written by Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor