A Qld state primary school has told parents they will have to pay to drop their children off before 8.30am.
The move sparked concerns from working parents with children at Burrowes State School in Third Ave, Marsden in Logan.
In an email to parents last week, new school principal Kristine Sleeth Lemon said on-site before school care would cost upwards of $2.60 per child, shares Courier Mail.
The email said it would “be offered by KDK at a very small price for parents who work or have appointments and need to have their children cared for — they also feed your child/children breakfast within the cost. Prices starting from $2.60 per child.”
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The school told parents the new opening time of 8.30am would be patrolled from Term 4, which starts on Monday, October 8.
The email, sent to parents on September 3, said the change was for the safety of students on school grounds and followed similar rules in nearby schools which had “recorded reduced incidents of behaviour” before school as a result.
Education Queensland said principals, in consultation with the school community, made the decision.
“If parents have concerns about issues at their children’s school, they are encouraged to speak directly to the principal,” the department said.
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