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Atascadero USD |  AR  3260  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Fees And Charges   

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The district shall not require any district student to pay any fees, deposits, or charges except as specifically authorized by law. (Education Code 49011; Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 350)

When approved by the Board of Trustees, the Superintendent or designee may impose a fee for the following:

1. Insurance for athletic team members, with an exemption for financial hardship (Education Code 32221)

(cf. 5143 - Insurance)

2. Insurance for medical or hospital service for students participating in field trips and excursions (Education Code 35331)

3. Expenses of students' participation in a field trip or excursion to another state, the District of Columbia or a foreign country, as long as no student is prohibited from making the field trip due to lack of funds (Education Code 35330)

(cf. 6153 - School-Sponsored Trips)

4. Student fingerprinting program (Education Code 32390)

5. School camp programs in outdoor science education, conservation education, or forestry operated pursuant to Education Code 8760-8773 provided that the fee is not mandatory and no student is denied the opportunity to participate for nonpayment of the fee (Education Code 35335)

(cf. 6142.5 - Environmental Education)

6. Reimbursement for the direct cost of materials provided by the district to a student for the fabrication of nonperishable personal property the student will take home for his/her own possession and use, such as wood shop, art, or sewing projects kept by the student. (Education Code 17551)

7. Home-to-school transportation and transportation between regular, full-time day schools and regional occupational centers, programs, or classes, as long as the fee does not exceed the statewide average nonsubsidized cost per student and as long as exemptions are made for indigent and disabled students (Education Code 39807.5)

(cf. 3250 - Transportation Fees)

8. Transportation to and from summer employment programs (Education Code 39837)

9. Deposit for band instruments, music, uniforms and other regalia which school band members take on excursions to foreign countries (Education Code 38120)

10. Sale or lease of Internet appliances or personal computers for the purpose of providing access to the district's educational computer network, at no more than cost, as long as the district provides network access for families who cannot afford it (Education Code 17453.1)

(cf. 0440 - District Technology Plan)

(cf. 6163.4 - Student Use of Technology)

11. Fees for community service classes in civic, vocational, illiteracy, health, homemaking, and technical and general education, not to exceed the cost of maintaining the class (Education Code 51810, 51815)

(cf. 6142.4 - Service Learning/Community Service Classes)

12. Eye safety devices worn in courses or activities involving the use of hazardous substances likely to cause injury to the eyes, when being sold to students and/or teachers or instructors to keep and at a price not to exceed the district's actual costs (Education Code 32033)

(cf. 3514.1 - Hazardous Substances)

(cf. 5142 - Safety)

13. Actual cost of furnishing copies of any student's records except, if he/she is a former student, up to two transcripts or two verifications of his/her various records or for reproducing records of a student with a disability when the cost would effectively prevent the parent/guardian from exercising the right to receive the copies (Education Code 49065, 56504)

(cf. 5125 - Student Records)

14. Actual costs of duplication for copies of the prospectus of school curriculum or for copies of public records (Government Code 6253)

(cf. 1340 - Access to District Records)

(cf. 5020 - Parent Rights and Responsibilities)

15. Food sold at school subject to free and reduced-price meal program eligibility and other restrictions specified in law (Education Code 38084

(cf. 3550 - Food Service/Child Nutrition Program)

(cf. 3551 - Food Service Operations/Cafeteria Funds)

(cf. 3553 - Free and Reduced Price Meals)

(cf. 3554 - Other Food Sales)

16. As allowed in law, replacement cost or reimbursements for lost or damaged district books, supplies, or property, or for district property loaned to a student that he/she fails to return (Education Code 19910-19911, 48904)

(cf. 3515.4 - Recovery for Property Loss or Damage)

17. Tuition for district school attendance by an out-of-state and out-of-country resident (Education Code 48050, 48052, 52613; 8 USC 1184)

(cf. 5111.2 - Nonresident Foreign Students)

18. Adult education books, materials, transportation, and classes except that no fee may be charged for classes in elementary subjects or for which high school credit is granted when taken by a person who does not hold a high school diploma or, effective July 1, 2015, classes in English and citizenship (Education Code 39801.5, 52612, 60410)

(cf. 6200 - Adult Education)

19. Preschool and child care and development services, in accordance with the fee schedule established by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, unless the family qualifies for subsidized services or the program is for severely disabled children and the student is eligible to enroll in it (Education Code 8239, 8250, 8263)

(cf. 5148 - Child Care and Development)

(cf. 5148.3 - Preschool/Early Childhood Education)

20. After School Education and Safety Programs, as long as no eligible student is denied the ability to participate because of inability to pay the fee (Education Code 8482.6)

21. Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Diploma examinations for college credits, as long as the examination is not a course requirement and the results have no impact on student grades or credits in the course.

(cf. 6141.5 - Advanced Placement)


approved: April 4, 2000 Atascadero, California

revised: April 23, 2013

revised: November 4, 2014