The economy has forced the Lee County School Board to unanimously agree to charge tuition for Lee County Middle School students who take summer school.
Summer school was previously free of charge, four weeks long, and a half day of class.
The summer school will now be $175, two weeks long, and a full day of class.
Dr. Lawrence Walters with the Lee County Board of Education says if kids worked a little harder they wouldn't have to attend summer school. "We're telling them now that there will be a fee because they have the time now to do something about their grades" says Walters.
Summer school tuition money will be used for teachers' salaries and supplies.