Each year, K-8 School Districts that send students to Lebanon High School are required to pay a per student tuition cost. The tuition is based on the cost to educate a student which adds up to thousands of dollars. Superintendent David Schmitz said on Tuesday night, the Lebanon R-3 School Board voted on the first reading to keep a cap on the amount that is paid by the feeder schools.

The proposed tuition rate for the 2023- 24 school year is $8,822.54 which is a 2 percent reduction from the current year. In a recent conversation with Joel E Barber Superintendent Rachelle Jennings told Regional Radio News that the majority of the tuition paid to Lebanon R-3 and Laclede County R-1 is covered mostly by money they receive from the state funding formula, which allows them to spend local tax revenue on teachers, students, and school district operations.