Bill prohibiting school fees is vetoed in Calif.

10/11/2011 | Education Week

California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Oct. 9 that would have prohibited public schools from charging students fees for participating in extracurricular activities such as clubs or sports, or for supplies such as books and lab equipment. The bill was based on the premise that such fees are in violation of students' constitutional rights to a free public education. In vetoing the bill, Brown reiterated schools' responsibilities under the state constitution but said his opposition was based on the bill's inclusion of onerous noticing and complaint procedures for schools.

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