• File: JQ - STUDENT FEES, FINES, AND CHARGES


    File: JQ

    STUDENT FEES, FINES, AND CHARGES

    The School Committee recognizes the need for student fees to fund certain school activities. It also recognizes that some students may have difficulty paying these fees. Those students who are eligible for the free lunch program will not be charged any fees. Those students eligible for the lunch program at a reduced fee will be charged a fee as determined by a sliding scale established by the district. A school may exact a fee or charge only upon School Committee approval. The schools, however, may charge for lost and damaged books, materials, supplies, and equipment. No student will be exempt from charges for lost and damaged books, locks, materials, supplies, and equipment regardless of income.

    Parents with special circumstances may appeal fees to the Superintendent to establish a payment plan. Report cards will not be withheld as a punishment for non-payment of fees. Any fee or charge due to any school in the District and not paid at the end of the school year will be carried forward to the next succeeding school year, as such debts are considered to be debts of the student to the District and not to a particular school.

    Revised:February 12, 2014