West Valley JROTC: Saved from cuts, not $75 semester fee

West Valley JROTC: Saved from cuts, not $75 semester fee
WEST VALLEY, Wash. -- Parents successfully fought to keep the Junior ROTC program at West Valley High School, but now they need to pay for it.

Some parents said they were never told it would now cost $75 a semester for a student to be in the program.

The District says it decided on the fees at the end of last year and it was the instructors' responsibility to let parents know.

One parent said she never got that message.

"It's extremely frustrating," said parent Sarah Martinez. "It's one thing when I know going into a year that I'm going to have to come up with $300. As opposed to oh, it's a free class. It's always been a free class."

JROTC gets some of its funding from the federal government. Because of low enrollment, West Valley says even the fees don't go a long way.