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503.3 Fines-Fees-Charges

Students may be assessed fines, charges or fees for the materials needed in a course, for overdue school materials, for participating in activities or for misuse of school property.


The superintendent shall inform the board of the dollar amount to be charged to students or others for fines, charges or fees annually. Parents of students meeting specific financial eligibility standards will be eligible for a waiver of student fees or a reduction of student fees based upon the request of the parent. Fines or charges assessed for damage or loss to school property are not fees and will not be waived.


It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.



Legal Reference:      Iowa Code §§ 256.7(20); 279.8; 280.10, .11; 282.6; 285.1; 301.1

                                  281 I.A.C. 18.

                                  1994 Op. Att’y Gen. 23.

                                  1990 Op. Att’y Gen. 79.

                                  1982 Op. Att’y Gen. 227.

                                  1980 Op. Att’y Gen. 532.


Approved   2/26/91       Reviewed 08/15/2016     Revised 08/15/2016