Horizon Charter School, a private charter school in New Jersey, has decided to offer additional tuition and fees to its students with learning disabilities and are proposing to increase the cost of tuition and book fees to $10,000 per year, per student, per year.
The company announced the change in a recent blog post, which said that the extra tuition and fee revenue would be allocated to a number of different programs to be delivered in the future.
Horizon, which opened in April, has a total of 439 students enrolled, including an additional 185 students with special needs, according to the company’s website.
Students with disabilities are students who have a learning disability that is either a physical, mental, or developmental impairment.
The additional fees would be paid to Horizon’s students with an additional $5,000, according the company.
The increase in tuition and cost of living has been the subject of scrutiny in recent years.
In 2017, the New Jersey state legislature approved a bill that increased tuition for students who were under 18, while parents of students with a disability were given an exemption.
The bill did not specify which programs Horizon would cover, but Horizon’s parent company said that Horizon would be covering “basic needs.”
The new policy will be implemented over the course of the year, Horizon said in a blog post on Wednesday.
“This is a huge step forward for Horizon, and we thank our partners at NJDEP for their support,” the company wrote.
“The Horizon Charter Schools Board has been working with NJDEP to help shape Horizon’s future, and Horizon will be continuing to support the education system of New Jersey.
We’re excited to welcome Horizon students to our school.”
A number of parents and community members have called on Horizon to end its tuition policy, saying that Horizon should focus on providing support for students and families with learning and disabilities.
The policy change comes after several recent events in the state that have been criticized for being too costly for families with students with limited financial resources.
The New Jersey Department of Education recently announced a plan to close a state-run preschool program, which was slated to start in the summer of 2018.
The program had been slated to begin at a cost of $1.5 million per year for a total enrollment of 1,100 students.
Horizon said that a review of the state’s program had found it was “too expensive for families.”
New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie (R) said in September that he was against any additional tuition increases, saying in an interview with the Associated Press that he supported the idea of families with children having to pay more to attend Horizon.
“I think that there’s a place in our state for all kinds of schools, but that’s not a place where we’re subsidizing the costs of a school,” Christie said.
“I don’t think that’s the right thing to do.”