Bishop Cotton Boys’ School recently faced backlash from parents of students over fee issue. Hence, the management has decided to reduce their fees by 25-30 per cent for all the grades. Although the State Government had earlier stated that there would be no school trips or picnics this year, the school announced the fees structure that included for school picnics and building funds, which caused an uproar from the parents. Hence, Bishop Cottons has decided to waive of fees.
Following the backlash, a meeting was conducted by the school management and officials, who decided not to collect fees for activities that are not happening this year.
Rt Rev Dr PK Samuel, Bishop of Karnataka Central Diocese (KCD) and chairman of Bishop Cottons Boys and Girls School said in a statement, “We have cut Rs 10 crore in overall fee from the Boys School and Rs 6-7 crore from the Girls school.”
Despite the fee cut, the management has maintained full salary for its employees.
Earlier, The Scindia School announced a reduction in the school fees for the school year from Rs 7 lakh 50 thousand to Rs 6 lakh 50 thousand per annum. In a letter addressed to the parents Jyotiraditya Scindia, President, Scindia Education Society, said, “The extraordinary nature of this time is unmatched in our experience and is challenging us in unprecedented ways. The threat to life and ill health is indeed discomforting and its consequential effect on livelihood a matter of grave concern. It is also the time when character and values distinguish themselves. Institutions and fraternities that imbibe the right upbringing cope and respond in ways that set them apart. In that spirit and recognising that the pandemic has caused a considerable financial burden, the board of the school has felt it appropriate to provide empathetic support to parents by a downward revision of school fees for this year.”
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