REGULATIONS REGARDING THE MANNER AND PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING AND EXERCISING THE STUDENTS’ RIGHT TO A TUITION FEE REDUCTION

Pursuant to the Statute of Savremena International School, the School Board of Savremena International School, at the meeting held on 31 January 2018, adopted the following:

REGULATIONS REGARDING THE MANNER AND PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING AND EXERCISING THE STUDENTS’ RIGHT TO A TUITION FEE REDUCTION

I Introduction

Article 1

The tuition fee reduction is a financial encouragement for students to enrol into an excellent private school, proof that knowledge is valuable, a means of promoting a fair and healthy competition among students, the transparency and cost-effectiveness of the students’ work and the visibility of their results.

By fostering the culture of top-quality education, Savremena International School (hereinafter: the School) provides the option of tuition fee reduction for students displaying exceptional results in various fields, ranging from mathematics to sports.

II The purpose of the tuition the fee reduction

Article 2

The purpose of the tuition fee reduction is:

  • pedagogic – increased number of top primary-school students in the School;
  • social – increased availability of top-quality education not funded by the government;
  • social responsibility – the founders display sensitivity towards social issues and use a part of the profit for noble causes;
  • competitive – promoting healthy competition among students;
  • marketing – promoting a good practice and responsible behaviour by the School and the founders.

Article 3

The budget for the tuition fee reduction is an alterable category fully in the autonomy of the School.

For each year, the School Board decides on the overall budget allocated by the School for the tuition fee reduction prior to advertising the competition for student enrolment.

The overall budget allocated by the School for the tuition fee reduction cannot exceed 10% of the total tuition fee amount for the number of students planned for enrolment in the school year for which the reduction is designated.

Article 4

The students exercise the right to a reduced tuition fee in accordance with the procedure prescribed by the provisions of these Regulations, in accordance with the requirements published by the School on the school website.

The tuition fee reduction competition takes place each June of the current year for the subsequent school year.

Article 5

The grounds for the tuition fee reduction is the School Board Decision regarding the tuition fee reduction. The names of the candidates enabled to exercise the right to a reduced tuition fee shall be publicly available on the school website.

The applications submitted by the students shall be considered provided the legal representative of the student-candidate has signed the parent-school contract and paid the amount defined in the aforementioned contract for the purposes of enrolment costs, based on the school achievements and results, i.e. special achievements (accolades, certificates, diplomas, medals, newspaper articles, and so on), in accordance with the requirements.

III Types of tuition fee reductions

Article 6

In accordance with the decision of the School Board, the School advertises the competition for the following tuition fee reductions:

1. GENIUS MUNDI – includes a reduction amounting to 10% – 100% of the one-year tuition fee;

2. CAMBRIDGE – includes a reduction amounting to 10% – 100% of the one-year tuition fee. The students shall retain the right to the CAMBRIDGE tuition fee reduction for the following school year provided in the previous school year they:

  • had straight As in all subjects;
  • received maximum marks for effort and attainment in mastering the curriculum;
  • participate and achieve results in competitions, participate in internal school projects and display exemplary loyalty to the institution, in addition to having straight As;

3. BRAINIAC – includes a reduction amounting to 10% – 100% of the one-year tuition fee;

4. SPORTACUS – includes a reduction amounting to 10% – 50% of the one-year tuition fee;

5. SM-ART – includes a reduction amounting to 10% – 50% of the one-year tuition fee;

The School Board shall define the amount of the approved tuition fee reduction through the Decision granting the tuition fee reduction.

For students who have been granted the tuition fee reduction, the reduction shall be calculated according to the tuition fee without promotional reductions.

IV Ranking

Article 7

The criteria for granting the right to a reduced tuition fee for candidates who have submitted the application is published in the call for enrolment, whose integral part is the tuition fee reduction competition.

By submitting the application for the tuition fee reduction, the student – candidate and their legal representative agree to the provisions of these Regulations and the competition requirements made publicly available on the school website.

Article 8

The application submitted by the student – candidate shall include:

  • a motivational letter of up to 500 words, in which the student shall provide arguments for why they should receive the tuition fee reduction,
  • a recommendation from a teacher or coach for obtaining the tuition fee reduction at our school,
  • a copy of the certificate for the fifth, sixth and seventh grade, as well as the certificate from the primary school regarding the student’s marks at the end of the 8th grade, not later than 2 (two) days from the day of the expiration of the deadline for submitting the application,
  • special achievement certificate (accolades, certificates, diplomas, medals, newspaper articles and so on).

V Deadline for submitting the candidate's documents

Article 9

The deadline for applying for the конкурс for exercising the right to a tuition fee reduction and submitting the documentation presented in Article 8 of these Regulations is 1 June of the current year for the following school year.

According to the decision of the School Board, the deadline for submitting the candidate’s documents may subsequently be extended.

VI Application processing and candidate selection

Article 10

The implementation of the competition is under the jurisdiction of the Competition Committee (hereinafter: Committee), comprising three members appointed by the Board; the selection procedure and the identity of the persons in the Committee shall not be public.

The decision on the appointment of the Committee shall also include the appointment of the President of the Committee, as proposed by the president of the Board, in a simple majority vote.

Article 11

Based on the applications and documents submitted by candidates, the Committee shall make a shortlist of candidates eligible for the tuition fee reduction.

The Committee shall schedule and hold interviews with the shortlisted candidates, and subsequently make a proposal of the decision regarding the allocation of the tuition fee reductions.

The Committee’s proposal for allocating the tuition fee reductions shall be deemed adopted provided the majority of the total number of Committee members voted for it.

The Committee is obliged to submit the proposal for allocating the tuition fee reductions to the School Board within 12 (twelve) days following the expiration of the deadline for submitting the application.

The Committee’s proposal for allocating the tuition fee reductions is signed by the President of the Committee.

Article 12

The decision on allocating the tuition fee reductions shall be made by the School Board within 2 (two) days as of the day of receiving the Committee’s proposal.

The School Board is not obliged to make the decision on allocating the tuition fee reductions in accordance with the Committee’s proposal.

The decision on allocating the tuition fee reductions and the list of candidates granted the right to a tuition fee reduction shall be made public on the school website not later than 2 (two) days following the expiration of the deadline from Paragraph 1 of these Regulations.

Article 13

If the members of the Committee believe that several equally ranked candidates meet the requirements for exercising the right to a tuition fee reduction, the School Board retains the right to allocate the tuition fee reductions to several candidates, or to allocate more than one tuition fee reduction in accordance with the School’s approved budget for tuition fee reductions.

Article 14

The School is not obliged to provide the students who have not received a tuition fee reduction with an explanation regarding the decision.

The student – candidate and their legal representative are not allowed to file a complaint or objection against the decision on allocating the tuition fee reductions. The decision on allocating the tuition fee reductions is final.

VII Extent and loss of right to a tuition fee reduction

Article 15

The amount and type of tuition fee reduction provided by the School shall be determined by the School Board.

The School shall duly publish the information regarding the amount and type of tuition fee reduction, the competition and application requirements on the school website.

Article 16

The School Board retains the right to cancel any approved tuition fee reductions or initiate a competition for a new tuition fee reduction without explanation.

The School Board retains the discretionary right to grant a tuition fee reduction to any student who has not participated in the competition, as well as to any student who does not meet the listed requirements, without further explanation.

Any violation of these rights and failure to abide by the School’s Code of Conduct shall result in an automatic loss of right to a tuition fee reduction.

The decision on the loss of right to a tuition fee reduction shall be made by the School Board and it shall enter into force on the day of its adoption.

The student who has lost the right to a tuition fee reduction may continue their education provided an Annex to the parent-school contract has regulated the payment of the tuition fee by the legal representative.

The approved tuition fee reduction shall be cancelled in case of parent-school contract termination.

In the event of failure to comply with arranged deadlines and late payments over the course of three consecutive months, the student shall lose the right to the tuition fee reduction.

VIII Exercising the right to a tuition fee reduction in the subsequent school year

Article 17

The right to a tuition fee reduction shall apply solely to the school year in which it has been obtained.

Each school year, the School shall decide on the right of the student to retain their tuition fee reduction.

In order to obtain the right to continue exercising the right to a tuition fee reduction, the student must:

  • 1. submit an application in order to continue exercising the right to a reduced tuition fee;
  • 2. meet the requirements prescribed by the rules of the competition for exercising the right to a reduced tuition fee, advertised by the School in the current school year for the subsequent school year.

Should a student file a request to continue exercising the right to a tuition fee reduction, the Principal is obliged within 5 (five) days following the day the request has been submitted to obtain the opinion of the class teacher, the school counsellor and mentor regarding the behaviour of the student – candidate throughout their education, their participation and results in competitions, their participation in internal school projects and their personal efforts proving their loyalty to the institution. The Principal is obliged to submit the aforementioned opinions to the Committee within 2 (two) days from the day they were obtained.

The School Board can, but is not obliged to grant the right to a continuation of exercising the right to a tuition fee reduction provided the student has meet the requirements prescribed by these Regulations and has obtained a positive opinion from the Teachers’ Council, school counsellor and mentor.

The School is not obliged to provide the students who have not been granted the right to continue exercising the right to a tuition fee reduction with an explanation as to the reason.

The School shall adopt the decision from paragraph 5 in the procedure prescribed in Articles 10 to 14 of these Regulations, in accordance with the competition requirements.

IX Final and transitional provisions

Article 18

On the date these Regulations enter into force, the provisions of the Regulations on the manner and procedure for applying and exercising the right to a scholarship no. 76-6/2016 from 29 August 2016 shall cease to be valid.

These Regulations shall enter into force on the eighth day following their publication on the school website.

In Belgrade, 31 January 2018

The President of the School Board

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Nikola Subotić

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