Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Governing Local School Boards and School Divisions [8 VAC 20 ‑ 720]
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7/7/08  12:55 pm
Commenter: Joy Johnson

Please eliminate school fees

Students who receive free or reduced lunch should not have to pay school fees.  What a family saves on lunch, they spend on school fees.  In the public housing community where I live, many of the families have to pay for 2, 3, or 4 children to go to school.  It's a burden in September when they buy school supplies, school clothes and pay fees.  Sometimes it causes people who are normally good about paying rent not to pay the rent, and next thing you know, they are served with an eviction.  We see a lot of people late paying the rent right around school time.

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