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Fees And Charges   

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he County 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 LACOE'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 County Board may approve fees, deposits, and other charges, which are specifically authorized by law. For such authorized fees, deposits, and charges, LACOE shall consider students' and parents/guardians' ability to pay when establishing fee schedules and granting waivers or exceptions.

(cf. 3250 - Transportation Fees)

(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 LACOE's procedures in BP/AR 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures. (Education Code 49013)

(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)

The County Superintendent or designee shall include information in the annual notification required by 5 CCR 4622 to be provided to all LACOE students, parents/guardians, employees, and other interested parties about the requirements relating to the prohibition against LACOE 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 County Superintendent or designee shall, in accordance with law, recover any debt owed to LACOE as a result of unpaid permissible student fees approved by the County Board. However, LACOE shall not bill a current or former student for accumulated debt, nor take negative action against a student or former student because of such debt, including, but not limited to, any of the following: (Education Code 49014)

1. Denying full credit for any class assignment

2. Denying full and equal participation in any classroom activity

3. Denying access to the library or other on-campus educational facilities

4. Denying or withholding grades or transcripts

5. Denying or withholding a diploma

6. Limiting or barring participation in an extracurricular activity, club, or sport

7. Limiting or excluding the student from participation in an educational activity, field trip, or school ceremony

The County Superintendent or designee will 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)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

8239 Preschool and wraparound child care services

8263 Child care eligibility

8760-8773 Outdoor science and conservation programs

17551 Property fabricated by students

19910-19911 Offenses against libraries

32033 Eye protective devices

32221 Insurance for athletic team member

32390 Fingerprinting program

35330-35332 Excursions and field trips

35335 School camp programs

38080-38085 Cafeteria establishment and use

38120 Use of school band equipment on excursions to foreign countries

39807.5 Payment of transportation costs

39837 Transportation of students to places of summer employment

48050 Residents of adjoining states

48052 Tuition for foreign residents

48904 Liability of parent or guardian

49010-49013 Student fees

49065 Charge for copies

49066 Grades, effect of physical education class apparel

49091.14 Prospectus of school curriculum

51810-51815 Community service classes

52612 Tuition for adult classes

52613 Nonimmigrant aliens

60410 Students in classes for adults

GOVERNMENT CODE

6253 Request for copy; fee

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION

Article 9, Section 5 Common school system

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

350 Fees not permitted

4622 Notice

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 8

1184 Foreign students

COURT DECISIONS

Driving School Assn of CA v. San Mateo Union HSD (1993) 11 Cal. App. 4th 1513

Arcadia Unified School District v. State Department of Education (1992) 2 Cal 4th 251

Steffes v. California Interscholastic Federation (1986) 176 Cal. App. 3d 739

Hartzell v. Connell (1984) 35 Cal. 3d 899

CTA v. Glendale School District Board of Education (1980) 109 Cal. App. 3d 738

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MANAGEMENT ADVISORIES

1030.97 Fiscal Management Advisory 97-02: Fees, Deposits and Other Charges

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

Policy LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION

adopted: June 18, 2019 Downey, California