CIS fee increase
that you have all read the email sent by the head of the school regarding the
fee increase announced for next year. Some of you have expressed your concerns
and questions during coffee mornings or have emailed the school directly to get
explanations. A follow up email has now also been sent with financial details
on the various (future) projects and comparisons to other international schools
We feel this does not justify the enormous increase from one year to the next. The school is asking us parents to finance a fee increase of about 20%. That is more than they raised over the past 7 years as explained in the email.This is not considered normal business practice.
We have created an online petition (http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/cis-fee-increase). With this petition we would like to reach out to the school and make them aware of the fact that many parents do not agree with this fee hike and the way it has been communicated.We welcome a further development of the school, and we acknowledge that this implies costs. However, this needs to be planned on the long term and thus with realistic fee increase (for example a clear 5-year plan for both investments and fee increase).The goal of the petition is to convince the school to spread the increase of the fees over the next years.
If you feel the same way we urge you to sign the online petition. Individual meetings do not have enough impact. We want to collect and present the number of signatures to the head of school and the school board. We demand a meeting and reconsideration of the planned fee increase.Together we have a stronger voice. Please sign the petition now!