Fall season is fast approaching, also it marks the end of our fiscal year. Every year at this time we look at our finances and analyze how we are doing by looking at the past years and projecting ahead to the next few years. We have seen a major growth in the past five years in the use of online registrations. Although, this is very convenient for our customers, it has put a burden on our finances that has been growing. The cost of using a credit card has been rising with all the safe guards, gateways and merchant services. Fiscal year 2018/2019, it cost us almost $30,000. Since we are not taxed funded, our users pay the cost of all programs, our first reaction was to raise the cost of all registrations. However, part of KCE mission statement is to bring the highest quality programs at the most affordable prices. Raising the cost does not conform to our mission. Instead we decided to give the user a choice to either come in to register and pay the current prices or use the convenience of the computer and pay a service fee. We have added service fees based on the cost of each program. We have set them on a graduating scale and capped it at $6.00. This will help recover some of the cost. These fees can be waived in the office for families paying with check or cash. The service fees are set up per individual class, therefore if you want to register online for multiple classes at once call the office to waive any fees in excess of the $6.00 cap. The upside to this is we will get more face time with our customers! I love seeing you and especially your children visit us here at KCE! Looking forward to a great Fall and Winter season! Jennifer Moore Executive Director
In observance of Independence Day, the Kenston Community Education office will be closed beginning Wednesday, July 3rd. Regular summer hours will resume on Monday, July 8th.
Have a happy and safe holiday!
The KCE Board Meeting scheduled for 5/19/19 has been cancelled.
Congratulations to the 2019 KCE Scholarship Recipients: Sarah Richardson & Alexis Robertson (pictured with KCE Executive Director, Jennifer Moore)
The Auburn Board of Trustees has been actively seeking grants to update our community park. Many grant applications ask if the township residents support the direction in which the grant funding is being used.
We see a need for a picnic shelter / pavilion at the Auburn Community Park. It would be a great source of shade to sit under while watching your favorite team play. It also could be made available to rent for private birthday parties, family picnics, etc.
If this is something you would support, please take a minute to fill out this short on-line survey.
Auburn Township Administrative Assistant
KCE is offering 2 scholarship awards at $750 each, to two deserving Kenston graduating seniors.
KCE provides recreational and enrichment opportunities for the citizens of Auburn and Bainbridge Township. Our goal is to provide the highest level of service, the broadest selection of programs and the most affordable prices. We are a value-driven organization and our seven core values include the following:
• Doing the “right” thing
• Building a strong community
• Taking care of our people
• Giving back to the community
• Creating healthy environment for our participants
• Creating a spirit of sportsmanship
• Creating enrichment opportunities
The regularly scheduled KCE board meeting for 2/24/19 has been cancelled due to a lack of a quorum. The next meeting is scheduled for 3/24/19 at 7:30pm.
Kenston Schools will be closed TOMORROW, Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31 due to extreme cold temperatures and wind chill.
ALL KCE Kenston Campus activities are CANCELLED for both Wednesday 1/30 & Thursday 1/31.
The KCE office will be closed during the Kenston Local Schools’ winter break beginning at 4pm on Thursday, 12/20. We will resume normal office hours on Monday, 1/7/19.
The KCE staff would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas & happy holiday season!
Be safe and we’ll see you in the New Year!