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Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Governing Local School Boards and School Divisions [8 VAC 20 ‑ 720]
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7/12/08  9:53 am
Commenter: Sheri Cogle

School Fees and Free Public Education

Please review your regulations as it relates to local schools charging fees to students.  Currently for a middle or high schooler in the county I live in, the fees can top more than $150 per student.  That doesn't include any extras the student may have like shop fees, or for band or chorus.  I believe this creates a hardship for many families.  While I realize this is just a small percentage of what it costs to educate the child, the child, nor the family should have to pay the fee. The school district should also not be allowed to withhold report cards or dipolmas for non-payment of fees.  Many districts make this their policy and therefore, hold diplomas hostage until fees are paid. 

Thank you.


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