JN - Student Fees
The Board recognizes the need for student fees to fund certain school activities, consistent with the provisions of Oregon Revised Statutes.
No student will be denied an education because of his/her inability to pay supplementary fees.
No student, however, is exempt from charges for lost or damaged books, locks, materials, supplies and equipment.
Fee structures and consequences of non-payment of fees will be communicated to the students and community annually.
In accordance with the law and Board policy, restrictions and/or penalties may be imposed until such fees, fines or charges are paid. Students or parents will receive written notice at least 10 days in advance of any restrictions and/or penalties to be imposed until the debt is paid. The notice will include the reason the student owes money to the district, an itemization of the fees, fines or damages owed and the right of parents to request a hearing. The district may pursue fees, fines, or damages owed through a private collection agency or other method available to the district. The district may waive fees, fines and charges if the student or parents cannot pay, the payment of the debt could impact the health and safety of the student or if the cost of collection would be more than the total collected or there are mitigating circumstances, as determined by the superintendent.
Education records shall not be withheld for student fees, fines and charges if requested in circumstances described in Oregon Revised Statute 326.575 and applicable rules of the State Board of Education or such records are requested for use in the appropriate placement of a student.
Prior to collection of debts, the superintendent will ensure that notice has been provided as required by ORS 339.270.
Policy JO - Education Records