School City of East Chicago
Bylaws & Policies
 

6152 - STUDENT FEES AND CHARGES

Because of limited financial means, the School Board may need to levy certain charges to students to facilitate the utilization of adequate, appropriate learning materials. Such charges would be made on expendable items such as, but not limited to, magazines, workbook materials, paperback selections, and laboratory supplies as well as for lost or damaged books and materials for independent study or special projects, and Corporation-sponsored trips. No student, however, shall be deprived of participation in an activity because of lack of financial ability to pay a charge.

A charge shall not exceed the combined cost of the material used, freight and/or handling and processing charges, and nominal add-on for loss.

When school property, equipment, or supplies are damaged, lost, or taken by a student, a fee will be assessed. The fee will be reasonable, seeking only to compensate the school for the expense or loss incurred.

The late return of borrowed books or materials from the school libraries will be subject to appropriate fees.

Any fees collected by members of the staff are to be turned in to the Business Office within twenty-four (24) hours after collection.

In the event the above course of action does not result in the fee being collected, the Board authorizes the Treasurer to take the student and/or his/her parents to Small Claims Court for collection.

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