Fees and Charges
Building principals shall be authorized to collect fees approved by the board or to seek restitution for any school property lost, damaged or destroyed by a student .
Credit Card Payments
Credit and debit cards may be accepted to pay fees, fines and charges due the district. A fee may be collected to cover the costs of accepting credit or debit cards.
The superintendent shall distribute to all building principals a schedule of enrollment fees and other fees approved in advance by the board. The fee schedule shall include:
- A list of all items for which a charge is to be collected;
- The amount of each charge;
- The date due;
- Classifications of students exempt from the fee or charge;
- A system for accounting for and disposing of such fees; and
- An appeal procedure to be used by students or parents to claim exemption from paying the fees or charges.
Building principals shall attempt to collect restitution from a student who loses, damages or destroys school property through the fault of the student. The amount of restitution shall include not only the value of the property, but also labor charges associated with repairing or replacing the property, with the intent that the school district shall be made whole. The amount of restitution shall not take into account any insurance coverage on the affected property, it being the district's intent that claims shall not be submitted to the district's insurance carrier unless absolutely necessary.
If after attempting to collect, the amount due remains unpaid, the principal shall report the matter to the superintendent who shall consult with the school board's attorney, and they shall jointly recommend a course of action to the board.
Forwarding Pupil Records
Administrators shall forward a student's school records upon the request of a person or entity with a right to possession of those records, and may not withhold them because a student owes fees, charges or restitution to the district.
Approved: October 15, 2001