- Schools shall not charge fees for instruction.
- Schools shall not charge students or their parents for the use of instructional materials except:
- senior high schools may charge a fee for textbook rental.
- junior high schools may adopt a security deposit system for textbooks.
- junior and senior high schools may charge a fee for music instrument rental.
Maximum fees shall be established each year by the Superintendent of Schools and identified in the Budget Manual.
- Schools may charge students or their parents fees to cover costs such as field trip transportation, admissions, subsistence, and use of facilities.
- Schools shall provide programming for any student not attending a field trip conducted during school hours.
- Schools may offer to sell goods and non-instructional services provided that:
- all goods and services offered for sale may be purchased on an individual basis;
- fees are paid only by the students receiving direct benefits;
- charges do not exceed direct costs; and
- fees for services provided over time (for example student council membership) are assessed and refunded on a prorated basis.
- Schools may charge fees for food and snack programs.
- Schools shall not collect damage deposits or charge for use of lockers or mandated locks.
- Funds collected to pay for field trips shall be itemized and accounted for separately from other fees.
- The Principal may waive any school assessed fee on an individual student basis. The school shall be responsible for covering any costs resulting from the waiver and shall maintain a record of the amount and circumstances of the waiver.