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Additional 'printing' payment fees for schools

Postby jaclifto » Thu May 22, 2014 7:48 pm

I have a bit of trouble understanding about schools that charge an additional amount for printing of worksheets. This is apart from the misc. fees. Even at 4cents a paper, the amt of worksheets would be astounding per pupil.

Is this something that is common in your kids' school as well?

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Re: Additional 'printing' payment fees for schools

Postby Jennifer » Thu May 22, 2014 9:40 pm

jaclifto wrote:I have a bit of trouble understanding about schools that charge an additional amount for printing of worksheets. This is apart from the misc. fees. Even at 4cents a paper, the amt of worksheets would be astounding per pupil.

Is this something that is common in your kids' school as well?



I think there was a year we were asked to co-pay for printing of worksheets. Not a big of money. The sch is a Govt-aided sch.

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Re: Additional 'printing' payment fees for schools

Postby Integer » Thu May 22, 2014 10:10 pm

jaclifto wrote:I have a bit of trouble understanding about schools that charge an additional amount for printing of worksheets. This is apart from the misc. fees. Even at 4cents a paper, the amt of worksheets would be astounding per pupil.

Is this something that is common in your kids' school as well?

For last yr and this yr (sec 3 & 4), we have to pay photocopying of notes charges of $50 per year ($5 x 10mths). Can't recall for prior 2 yrs.

Ours is a govt sch.

How much is yr sch charging?

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Re: Additional 'printing' payment fees for schools

Postby jaclifto » Thu May 22, 2014 10:28 pm

Integer wrote:
jaclifto wrote:I have a bit of trouble understanding about schools that charge an additional amount for printing of worksheets. This is apart from the misc. fees. Even at 4cents a paper, the amt of worksheets would be astounding per pupil.

Is this something that is common in your kids' school as well?

For last yr and this yr (sec 3 & 4), we have to pay photocopying of notes charges of $50 per year ($5 x 10mths). Can't recall for prior 2 yrs.

Ours is a govt sch.

How much is yr sch charging?


it's an additional $10 per term. Really got so much paper ah?

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Re: Additional 'printing' payment fees for schools

Postby Integer » Thu May 22, 2014 10:33 pm

jaclifto wrote:
Integer wrote:
jaclifto wrote:I have a bit of trouble understanding about schools that charge an additional amount for printing of worksheets. This is apart from the misc. fees. Even at 4cents a paper, the amt of worksheets would be astounding per pupil.

Is this something that is common in your kids' school as well?

For last yr and this yr (sec 3 & 4), we have to pay photocopying of notes charges of $50 per year ($5 x 10mths). Can't recall for prior 2 yrs.

Ours is a govt sch.

How much is yr sch charging?


it's an additional $10 per term. Really got so much paper ah?

I'm not sure how much.... but think q. a lot for upp sec in their sch, a lot of worksheets etc. I'm ok with the amt.

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Re: Additional 'printing' payment fees for schools

Postby ChiefKiasu » Thu May 22, 2014 11:04 pm

Many Secondary schools use their own supplementary notes along with textbooks. So the cost is really to be expected. In the past, as students, we have to photocopy notes at our own cost.

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Re: Additional 'printing' payment fees for schools

Postby jaclifto » Thu May 22, 2014 11:24 pm

ChiefKiasu wrote:Many Secondary schoolP5use their own supplementary notes along with textbooks. So the cost is really to be expected. In the past, as students, we have to photocopy notes at our own cost.


My boys are in a primary school. P1 and Pl.

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Re: Additional 'printing' payment fees for schools

Postby alng » Thu May 22, 2014 11:51 pm

jaclifto wrote:
ChiefKiasu wrote:Many Secondary schoolP5use their own supplementary notes along with textbooks. So the cost is really to be expected. In the past, as students, we have to photocopy notes at our own cost.


My boys are in a primary school. P1 and Pl.


It is common to pay for such printing cost. For $10 per term, it translates to 250 sheets based on 4 cents per copy. Divided by 10 weeks is 25 sheets per week. Divided by 3 subjects at P1 is 8 sheets per subject per week. I am sure the school prints more than that quantity so $10 per term is likely to be co-payment.

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Re: Additional 'printing' payment fees for schools

Postby Coolkidsrock2 » Fri May 23, 2014 1:50 pm

Am sure the schools are acting in good faith when requesting for co-payment and will not charge excessively. I will rather pay than for the school to not charge because they are not providing the notes.

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Re: Additional 'printing' payment fees for schools

Postby atrecord » Fri May 23, 2014 5:11 pm

is this really and solely for printing, or is it copyright fee?

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