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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Governing Local School Boards and School Divisions [8 VAC 20 ‑ 720]
Action Incorporate provisions on fees and charges as new section of 8VAC 20-720
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 7/26/2010
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7/23/10  10:29 pm
Commenter: Ken Nicely

Allow schools to charge reasonable fees

Virginia students are entitled to a free public education. Nonetheless, schools should be permitted to charge reasonable fees for specific items such as art supplies if a student chooses to take art class. If a parent is asked to pay a fee, the school should be required to inform the parent the specific purpose of the fee and the fee should be just enough to cover the actual cost of supplies. Parents should be allowed to request a hardship waiver of all fees. The bottom line is that quality education has a cost and citizens should be prepared to fully fund the cost of quality education.

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