JN - Student Fees, Fines, and Charges (see Clerk for update)

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            It shall be the policy of the School Board to charge student fees and to recover funds for the loss of or damage to School Board property in accordance with the Code of Virginia.


            The School Board shall provide, free of charge, such textbooks as are required for courses of instruction for each child attending public schools.  Consumable materials such as workbooks, writing books, and drawing books may be purchased by the School Board and either provided to students at no cost or sold to students at a retail price not to exceed seven percent added to the publisher’s price.  If sold, the School Board shall ensure that workbooks, writing books, and drawing books are furnished to students who are unable to afford them at a reduced price or free of charge.


            The school board may take action against a pupil or the pupil’s parent for any actual loss, breakage, or destruction of or failure to return property owned by or under the control of the school board, caused or committed by such pupil in pursuit of his studies.  Such action may include seeking reimbursement from a pupil or pupil’s parent for any such loss, breakage, or destruction of or failure to return school property.



Adopted:        07/30/01; 06/26/08





Legal Ref.:            Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, sections 8.01‑43, 22.1‑6, 22.1‑251,

                                22.1-253, 22.1-280.4


                                Virginia Department of Education Superintendents Memo. No.95, Informational, May 1994.



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