The board believes students should respect school district property and assist in its preservation for future use by others.  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.

Students enrolling during the first 9 weeks of school shall pay 100% of the book fees.  Students enrolling during the second 9 weeks or later shall pay 50% of the book fees,

Students leaving the first semester shall receive a 50% refund on book fees.  Students leaving second semester shall receive no refund. 

The superintendent will 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.  It is 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.



Cross Reference:         501.16 Homeless Children & Youth

                                    502      Student Rights and Responsibilities

                                    503      Student Discipline

Approved:                   8-12-96

Reviewed:                    9-9-02, 10-10-05, 1-26-15, 2-22-2021

Revised:                       8-26-02, 1-3-03, 1-11-10