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What fees are allowable?

  The fees, charges, and deposits that are legally authorized by law are as follows:

  • Charges for optional attendance as a spectator at a school or District sponsored activity.
  • Charges for food served to students, subject to free and reduced price meal program eligibility and other restrictions specified in law.
  • Paying the replacement cost for District books or supplies loaned to a student that the student fails to return or that is willfully cut, defaced or otherwise injured, up to an amount not to exceed $10,000.
  • Fees for field trips and excursions in connection with courses of instruction or school related social, educational, cultural, athletic, or school band activities, as long as no student is prevented from making the field trip or excursion because of lack of sufficient funds.
  • Medical or hospital insurance for field tripsthat is made available by the school district.
  • Charges for required medical and accident insurance for athletic team members, so long as there is a waiver for financial hardship.
  • Charges for standardized physical education attire of a particular color and design, but the school may not mandate that the attire be purchased from the school and no physical education grade of a student may be impacted based on the failure to wear standardized apparel “arising from circumstances beyond the control” of the student.
  • Charges for the parking of vehicles on school grounds.
  • Charges for the rental or lease of personal property needed for District purposes, such as caps and gowns for graduation ceremonies.
  • Fees for school camp programs, so long as no student is denied the opportunity to participate because of nonpayment of the fee.
  • Reimbursement for the direct cost of materials provided to a student for property the student has fabricated from such materials for his/her own possession and use, such as wood shop, art, or sewing projects kept by the student.
  • Reimbursement for the actual cost of duplicating public records, student records, or a prospectus of the school curriculum.
  • Fees for transportation to and from school, and transportation between school and regional occupational centers, programs or classes, as long as the fee does not exceed the statewide average nonsubsidized cost per student and provided there is a waiver provision based on financial need.
  • Fees for transportation of pupils to places of summer employment.

 

 

 

What fees can schools or programs legally charge?

 

How might this impact fundraising or donations?