Should district charge school staff to park?
JANESVILLE--A new revenue stream was proposed for the Janesville School District on Tuesday night: Charge teachers, aides, principals—everyone—to park at school.
It’s too early to know whether a majority of school board members will agree.
School board member David DiStefano, who was elected for the first time in April, suggested the fee.
Figures of $75 and $100 a year for a parking pass were tossed out in the ensuing discussion.
“I think $100 is pretty fair,” DiStefano said during a break in the meeting.
DiStefano noted $100 a year is $8.33 a month, and he said the fee could be deducted pre-tax from paychecks, making the dent in workers’ wallets even less.
DiStefano noted that some workers in downtown Janesville lease their parking spots, a practice that is more common in bigger cities.
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