This site is designed with EMPOWERMENT in mind.    To show CA parents -- you are not alone in your feeling that these "donafees" don't seem right.

What is a DonaFee?   It is a Pupil Fee disguised as a donation.  It is THE ASK for money by the public school (either by the school itself or under the guise of the PTA, Booster or Foundation) for pencils, paper, caps and gowns. To play for your high school sports team. To be in the band. To be in debate.

The DonaFee is creating an epidemic in our schools.    School Boards and Administrators turn a blind eye creating wasteful spending because they no longer know what it really costs to run our schools.  They are not investing in what matters – OUR STUDENTS – and they are allowing "personal interests" to loot our students. 


  Call to Action

  • If you see something, say something.   Just because a school has always done it that way does not make it right.  Let's hold the system accountable to our Students.

  • Resources will assist parents to file their own pupil fee complaint

  • Need Assistance to start the process, share your pupil fee story and we will help you initiate the complaint with your school district.

  • Share this site with others in your community.  Students, PTA,  Principals, Teachers, Counselors, etc.; The more we are educated the more accountable our school leadership will become.


Disclaimer: This Blog/Website is made available for educational purposes only as well as to provide general information and understanding of CA Education Code as it pertains to Pupil Fees. The Blog/Website should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney.