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6152 - Student Fees, Fines, and Charges

The Board will provide the necessary textbooks to include electronic textbooks required by the course of study free of charge for its students. The Board may need to levy certain charges to students to facilitate the utilization of other appropriate materials for curricular as well as co-curricular and extra-curricular, noncredit activities. Such charges would be made on expendable items such as magazines, workbook materials, paperback selections, and laboratory supplies, and materials, for clubs, independent study or special projects, and District-sponsored trips.

Any waiver of fees shall be made pursuant to Policy 6152.01.

Fees

For the purposes of this policy, "school fees" or "fees" means any monetary charge collected by the District from a student or the parent(s) or legal guardian of a student as a prerequisite for the student's participation in any curricular or extra-curricular program of the District.

"School fees" include, but are not limited to, the following:

  A. All charges for required workbooks and supplemental instructional materials

 

  B. All charges and deposits collected by a school for use of school property (e.g., locks, towels, laboratory equipment)

 

  C. Charges for field trips made during school hours, or made after school hours if the field trip is a required or customary part of a class or extra-curricular activity

 

  D. Charges or rental fees for uniforms or equipment related to varsity and intramural sports, or to fine arts programs

 

  E. Graduation fees

 

  F. School records fees

 

A charge will not exceed the combined cost of the outside service provided or material used, freight and/or handling charges. The principal will account for money received.

Fines

When school property, equipment, or supplies are damaged, lost, or taken by a student, a fine will be assessed. The fine will be reasonable, seeking only to compensate the school for the expense or loss incurred.

The late return of borrowed books or materials from the school libraries will be subject to appropriate fines.

Failure to pay fees and fines may result in the denial of participation in the graduation ceremony. In the event the above course of action does not result in the fee being collected, the Board authorizes the Superintendent to take legal action against the student and parents/guardians.

Nothing in this policy restricts the right of access to school records or to receive copies of such records, as required by Federal and State laws.

F.S. 1001.43, 1006.28, 1006.40
F.A.C. 6A-6.084

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