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503.3 Fees, Fines and Charges

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.


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.


Date Board Approved: 9/16/1996

Date Board Updated/Reviewed: 3/21/2022


Legal Reference:          Iowa Code §§ 256.7(20); 279.8; 280.10, .11; 282.6; 285.1; 301.1 (2013).

            281 I.A.C. 18.2.

            1994 Op. Att'y Gen. 23.

            1990 Op. Att'y Gen. 79.

            1982 Op. Att'y Gen. 227.

            1980 Op. Att'y Gen. 532.