Districts collect more student fees to keep programs intact

08/6/2013 | District Administration magazine

School districts across the country are increasing student fees to close budget gaps and maintain popular programs. In one Maine district, students are required to purchase a $300 laptop, while one district in Maryland is charging students $25 for some extracurricular activities and $50 for some sports. Most districts make exceptions for students who qualify for free and reduced-price lunches, officials say.

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