Board Policy 3260 Guarantees a Free Public Education
The Governing Board 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 that 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)
The Superintendent or designee shall provide professional development opportunities to administrators, teachers, and other personnel to learn about permissible fees.
(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4331 - Staff Development)