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Superintendent’s Open Letter Releases New Activity Fee Info

Upper Moreland School District now has detailed information on the formation and proposed implementation of the district-wide Activity Fee on its website.

The following is an open letter to the community from the Upper Moreland School District superitendent, Dr. Robert Milrod.

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To our Upper Moreland Community:

Earlier this year, I brought forward to the Board and to the Upper Moreland community a proposal to develop an to help fund uniforms, equipment, and some transportation needs associated with middle school and high school sports and marching band. 

In response to this initial proposal, School Board President Dr. David Hakes formed an , consisting of representatives from the Music Patrons and Booster Club organizations, representatives from the Middle School and High School, representatives from the Board of School Directors, and the District Business Manager. 

At the June Programs and Services Committee meeting held last week, the ad hoc activity fee committee provided information on their progress and .  Their recommendations include the implementation of an activity fee for MS and HS sports and marching band beginning with the fall season of the 2012-2013 school year.

Information shared with the community at the June Programs and Services Committee Meeting has been uploaded to our District website for public review.  This uploaded information includes the following:

    * Proposed Activity Fee Questions and Answers
    * Ad Hoc Activity Fee Findings and Proposal
    * Ad Hoc Co-Curricular 5 Year Expense Analysis
    * Co-Curriculars Program Equipment Analysis
    * Ad Hoc Co-Curricular Final Estimate Analysis
    * Co-Curricular Final Estimates Analysis


This information may be accessed at our website (www.umtsd.org) or by following this link:

There will be the opportunity for continued public discussion regarding the proposed activity fee at the Facilities Committee Meeting to be held at the TLC II of the Intermediate School on Thursday, June 7 at 7:45 p.m.

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