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RSS students could pay more to park

By Sarah Nagem
Salisbury Post
The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education will likely decide Monday whether students will have to pay more to park at school.
Now, high school students pay $35 per year to park. The board is considering increasing that fee to $45 next year, along with an additional $10 annual increase until the fee is $65.
The extra money would be used to pave school parking lots and repair potholes, said Dr. Jim Emerson, chairman of the school board.
The board is also expected to talk about the possibility of changing students’ graduation requirements at Henderson Independent High School.
The school, which caters to students with discipline problems and those at a high risk of dropping out, currently has the same graduation requirements as regular schools in Rowan, Emerson said.
Requiring Henderson students to take fewer classes to graduate, he said, might lower the school’s dropout rate.
“It gives them a shorter goal to reach while meeting state standards,” he said.
The school board is also scheduled to discuss several options for a new central administration office.
The school board will meet in closed session at 5 p.m. Monday at 110 S. Long St., East Spencer. The public meeting will start at 6 p.m.
Contact Sarah Nagem at 704-797-7683 or snagem@salisburypost.com.

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