Two popular tuition programs in the Francis Howell School District may cost families more after July 1.
District CEO Kevin Supple said proposed increases to the preschool and Vacation Station programs are necessary to bring both to a break-even point within three years.
Vacation Station is the before and after school student care program during the school year. It is also available to families during school breaks, the summer, and other periods that aren't part of the district calendar.
The plan Supple presented last month to the district's board of education would raise preschool costs by 7 percent for preschool families and 2 percent for Vacation Station users.
For a full-day preschool student the annual cost would be $624 more for preschool. The half-day preschool costs vary depending upon the days pupils are signed up for, but would cost $2.50-$4.00 more per week.
Vacation Station would cost $60 more during the school calendar year and $152 more during the summer.
Supple presented other proposals in order to reduce costs in the programs, including staff reductions in both. Staff coordinators could also be reduced through attrition in Vacation Station.
Full-day preschool teachers could take on a second class to teach, and classes might not be committed until enrollment reaches 92 percent of capacity.
Supple said both programs have suffered enrollment declines since their peaks in 2007 and 2008.
The school board could decide the matter at its Jan. 17 meeting.