Other Important Information and Policies
PAYMENT OF TUITION AND FEES
The School strives to provide the highest quality education while maintaining affordable fees. We depend on the timely payment of tuition and registration fees to cover our obligations. Enrolling your child requires a financial commitment much like any other major purchase. Please make school tuition a budget priority. Failure to make tuition/fee payments by the contractual dates may result in a child being removed from school or not being allowed to take examinations. Transcripts and student records cannot be forwarded to another school if there is an outstanding balance in his/her account, or if there are other outstanding debts.
STUDENT RECORDS AND INFORMATION
Requests for student records and transcripts must be directed in writing to the School Office. The School reserves the right to withhold student transcripts and records for non-payment of tuition or fees.
The School makes reasonable efforts to ensure that both natural parents (or legal guardians) receive substantially the same information (transcripts, records, appointments, etc.). The School must rely upon the correctness and completeness of parental information when the student is enrolled. In situations of divorced or separated parents, if one parent believes that the other parent is not entitled to receive certain information, the parent wishing to restrict information provided by the School must provide the School with a court order that is still in effect that specifically restricts the other parent from receiving such information.
The Bolles Office of Communications utilizes weekly global emails to communicate news, events and activities of the School. This allows the School to present information to constituents from a single source with consistent timing and frequency. Global emails are distributed on Tuesdays (unless a holiday changes the schedule, or there is an emergency notice), and include important information in regard to our students’ activities and news from the School. We make every effort to market all school events and opportunities via email, including: calls for volunteers to manage the PA Farmers Market; After School Advantage program notices; information on Bolles Camps; and various School fundraisers.
As such, School leaders must insist our constituents not use other means of distribution for messaging, including via Monday folders in the lower schools, fliers and other printed materials. When appropriate, additional marketing of an event or activity is done through mailings, the School website, social media, print ads, news releases and/or the School marquees. In addition, only Bolles events and news is promoted unless it is a community service activity which is placed under “Building A Force of Goodness” tagline and posted to the website. No outside company names are distributed.
If you are not receiving these emails, or have an address or email change, please email Dawn Pickren at Pickren@Bolles.org so we can update our records and ensure the correct email address is in our system. Or check the spam folder in your email files and ensure Bolles is noted as a preferred sender.
As required by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) dated October 30, 1987 (40 CFR Part 763, Subpart E), The Bolles School retained a consultant to perform inspections of our buildings for asbestos-containing building material. Section 763.93 (g)(4) of the AHERA regulations requires us to notify you annually of the availability of our asbestos management plan for your review. The inspection findings and an asbestos management plan are on file, and available for your review, in our operations office.
Section 763.92(b) of the AHERA regulations requires us to perform periodic surveillances of the asbestos material every six months. Asbestos inspectors perform these surveillances and an accredited management planner reviews the results of the surveillances every three years. No significant changes in the asbestos material were noted during the most recent surveillance of our school.
Asbestos presents a health hazard only when fibers become airborne and are inhaled. The mere presence of asbestos material does not present a health hazard. The Bolles School has significantly reduced asbestos material, and where it does exist it is fully encapsulated. The asbestos material meets all AHERA safety standards and we will continue to manage and or remove the material in place, as recommended by the accredited management planner.