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Elk Grove USD  |  BP  3260  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Fees And Charges   

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The Board of Education recognizes its responsibility to ensure that books, materials, equipment, supplies, and other resources necessary for students' participation in the educational program are made available to them. No student shall be required to pay any fees, deposits, or other charges for his/her participation in an educational activity which constitutes an integral fundamental part of the district's educational program, including curricular and extracurricular activities.

(cf. 1321 - Solicitation of Funds from and by Students)

(cf. 3100 - Budget)

(cf. 3290 - Gifts, Grants and Bequests)

(cf. 6145 - Extracurricular and Cocurricular Activities)

As necessary, the Board may approve fees, deposits, and other charges which are specifically authorized by law. For such authorized fees, deposits, and charges, the district shall consider students' and parents/guardians' ability to pay when establishing fee schedules and granting waivers or exceptions.

(cf. 3250 - Transportation Fees)

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

(cf. 3553 - Free and Reduced Price Meals)

(cf. 5143 - Insurance)

(cf. 9323.2 - Actions by the Board)

Whenever a student or parent/guardian believes that an impermissible fee, deposit, or other charge is being required of the student for his/her participation in an educational activity, the student or his/her parent/guardian may file a complaint with the principal or designee using the district's procedures in BP/AR 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures. (Education Code 49013)

(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)

The Superintendent or designee shall include information in the annual notification required by 5 CCR 4622 to be provided to all district students, parents/guardians, employees, and other interested parties about the requirements relating to the prohibition against districts requiring students to pay fees, deposits or other charges in order to participate in an educational activity, unless authorized by law, and the filing of complaints for alleged violations using the uniform complaint procedures. (Education Code 49013)

(cf. 4112.9/4212.9/4312.9 - Employee Notifications)

(cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

8239 Preschool and wraparound child care services

8263 Child care eligibility

8760-8773 Outdoor science and conservation programs

17551 Property fabricated by students

19910-19911Offenses against libraries

32033 Eye protective devices

32221 Insurance for athletic team member

32390 Fingerprinting program

35160 Authority of Board of Educations

35330-35332Excursions and field trips

35335 School camp programs

38080-38085Cafeteria establishment and use

38120 Use of school band equipment on excursions to foreign countries

38119 Lease of personal property; caps and gowns

39807.5 Payment of transportation cost

39837 Transportation of students to places of summer employment

41032 Authority of school board to accept gift or bequest; investments; gift of land

requirements

41037 Rules and regulations by Board of Education

48050- 48050Residents of adjoining states

48052 Tuition for foreign residents

48904 Liability of parent or guardian

49010-49013Student fees

49065 Charge for copies

49066 Grades, effect of physical education class apparel

49091.14 Prospectus of school curriculum

51520 School premises; prohibited solicitations

51521 Fund-raising projects

51810-51815Community service classes

52612 Tuition for adult classes

52613 Nonimmigrant aliens

52240 et seq. Advanced placement program

52920 et seq. International baccalaureate diploma program

60410 Students in classes for adults

GOVERNMENT CODE

6253 Request for copy; fee

VEHICLE CODE

21113 Public Grounds

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION

Article 9, Section 5Common school system

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

350 Fees not permitted

4622 Notice

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 8

1184 Foreign students

COURT DECISIONS

Hartzell v. Connell (1984) 35 Cal. 3d 899

Steffes v. California Interscholastic Federation (1986) 176 Cal. App. 3d 739

Arcadia Unified School District v. State Department of Education (1992) 2 Cal-4th 251

CTA v. Glendale SD Board of Education (1980) 109 Cal. App. 3d 738, 746-748

Driving School Assn of California v. San Mateo Union High School District (1993)

11 Cal. App. 4th 1513

ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS

81 Ops. Cal. Atty. 153 (1998)

MANAGEMENT RESOURCES

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MANAGEMENT ADVISORIES

1030.97 Fiscal Management Advisory 97-02: Fees, Deposits and Other Charges

Fiscal Management Advisory 11-01; Pupil Fees, Deposits and Other Charges

Fiscal Management Advisory 12-01; Pupil Fees, Deposits and Other Charges

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

Policy ELK GROVE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: October 15, 1984 Elk Grove, California

revised: June 19, 1995

revised: June 4, 2013