Example of a Pupil Fee Letter to a School

Dear Principal XXX
{you can also look on the District Website for Pupil Services for the District and send to that person as well} 

 

A pupil enrolled in a public school shall not be required to pay any fee, deposit, or other charge not specifically authorized by law.  
 

Further, California Education Code (EC), as amended by Assembly Bill (AB) 1575 in 2012, provides that a pupil enrolled in a public school shall not be required to pay a pupil fee for participation in an educational activity. 

“Educational activity” is defined as an activity offered by a school, school district, charter school or county office of education that constitutes an integral fundamental part of elementary and secondary education, including, but not limited to, curricular and extracurricular activities. 

“Pupil fee” is defined as a fee, deposit or charge imposed on pupils, or a pupil’s parents or guardians, including but not limited to: 

  • A fee charged to a pupil as a condition for registering for school or classes, or as a condition for participation in a class or an extracurricular activity, regardless of whether the class or activity is elective or compulsory, or is for credit.

  • A security deposit, or other payment, that a pupil is required to make to obtain a lock, locker, book, class apparatus, musical instrument, uniform, or other materials or equipment.

  • A purchase that a pupil is required to make to obtain materials, supplies, equipment, or uniforms associated with an educational activity.

 

{Provide as many details and proof of the violation }

 

I look forward to your response within 60-days.

 

Sincerely,

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