JN STUDENT FEES, FINES AND CHARGES
J - STUDENTS
It is a responsibility of the Board of Trustees to ensure that the children of the district are provided with free public education. Therefore, no fee or charges may be required as a condition of school year attendance, credit in a required course or for materials or activities that are part of a course requirement.
Certain fees and charges however, may be established under the following conditions:
1. When established to pay for optional activities that are not part of the regular school program not essential to success in a course.
2. When established to pay for materials that are optional for use in a course and when grades or credits are not dependent on their use.
3. When established to pay for materials that will result in shop products, clothing or other items that the student will take home for personal use.
Certain other items or equipment required of students for personal use may be purchased by the school system and rented to the student. When these are no longer needed by the student, they may be returned to the school with a refund of the rental fee dependent upon their condition.
The Board of Trustees shall annually review a list of fees and charges proposed at the various school levels. In making recommendations, school administrators shall consider the cost of the time and bookkeeping involved in collecting fees and rental charges for minor items.
The Board of trustees shall adopt rules for reasonable payment for destruction or loss of school property. This may include full payment for replacement materials and may include labor for installation. Credit and/or diplomas shall not be deemed earned until payment has been made for any indebtedness due to the school district.
Policy Cross References:
» DFD/DFE - RENTALS AND SERVICE CHARGES/GATE RECEIPTS AND ADMISSIONS
» ECAB - VANDALISM