504.1 - Student Fines, Fees, and Charges

The board believes students should respect school district property and assist in its preservation for future use by others.  Students may be assessed fines, charges, or fees for the materials needed in a course, for overdue school materials, for participating in activities, or for misuse of school property.  The superintendent will inform the board of the dollar amount to be charged to students or others for fines, charges, or fees annually. 

Students at elementary or secondary level shall be required to pay a book rental fee which shall be established annually by the board.  No fixed activities fee may be required of all students, nor may class dues be exacted.

Students may be asked to pay a charge for materials or service related to optional activities and projects that are part of the regular school program.  Such charges shall be kept to a minimum and shall be approved annually by the building principal.

Certain items required by students, such as locks for lockers, will be purchased by the district and rented to the student.  When these items are no longer needed, they may be returned to the school, with refund of the rental fee dependent upon their condition.

Parents of students meeting specific financial eligibility standards will be eligible for a waiver of student fees or a reduction of student fees based upon the request of the parent.  It is the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.



Approved August 27, 2018          
Reviewed August 27, 2018          
Revised August 27, 2018