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 services 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/guardian. Fines or charges assessed for damage or loss to school property are not fees and will not be waived.
Collection of funds for school activities must have the recommendation of the building principal and the approval of the superintendent. All such funds are under the financial control of the board.
Records and procedures relating to internal accounts shall be in accordance with state regulations and an audit of these accounts shall be made at the same time as the annual audit of school funds.
Reviewed: FY 2015-2016, March 14, 2016