Title 53A Chapter 12 Section 102

State System of Public Education
Fees and Textbooks
Section 102
State policy on student fees, deposits, or other charges.

            

53A-12-102.   State policy on student fees, deposits, or other charges.

            (1) For purposes of this part:

            (a) "Board" means the State Board of Education.

            (b) "Secondary school" means a school that provides instruction to students in grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12.

            (c) "Secondary school student":

            (i) means a student enrolled in a secondary school; and

            (ii) includes a student in grade 6 if the student attends a secondary school.

            (2) (a) A secondary school may impose fees to secondary school students.

            (b) The board shall adopt rules regarding the imposition of fees in secondary schools in accordance with the requirements of this part.

            (3) A fee, deposit, or other charge may not be made, or any expenditure required of a student or the student's parent or guardian, as a condition for student participation in an activity, class, or program provided, sponsored, or supported by or through a public school or school district, unless authorized by the local school board or charter school governing board under rules adopted by the board.

            (4) (a) A fee, deposit, charge, or expenditure may not be required for elementary school activities which are part of the regular school day or for supplies used during the regular school day.

            (b) An elementary school or elementary school teacher may compile and provide to a student's parent or guardian a suggested list of supplies for use during the regular school day so that a parent or guardian may furnish on a voluntary basis those supplies for student use.

            (c) A list provided to a student's parent or guardian pursuant to Subsection (4)(b) shall include and be preceded by the following language:

            "NOTICE: THE ITEMS ON THIS LIST WILL BE USED DURING THE REGULAR SCHOOL DAY. THEY MAY BE BROUGHT FROM HOME ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS, OTHERWISE, THEY WILL BE FURNISHED BY THE SCHOOL."


Amended by Chapter 377, 2013 General Session