As the number of students from Cape May City attending the Lower Cape May Regional School District declines, the fee for those students rises. The Cape May County Herald reports that the fee has reached $101,977 per student according to Councilman Jack Wichterman. The discussion at this week’s City Council meeting revealed that the amount is 22 percent higher than last year’s fee. The Lower Cape May Regional Board of Education recently declined a proposal to allow voters to change the funding formula from property values to attendance rates. According to the report the regional school tax rates for West Cape May and Lower Township has decreased from last year.