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Principal: State Unable To Pay For AP Test Fees

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ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) -School officials are telling parents in a metro Atlanta school system they will have to pay for Advanced Placement exams under a policy change.

Southwest DeKalb High School Principal Carolyn Williams cites state budget cuts as one reason some parents will have to pay for the tests next year.

Officials say Williams informed parents that the Georgia Department of Education’s budget will fund only one exam for students from low-income families during the coming year, a change from previous years.

She said the state agency is unable to fund any exams for students who are not in the school system’s free or reduced-price lunch program.

That means families must pick up the cost of the exams at $89 each, or $53 for students from low-income families.

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