Asking questions creates clarity and accountability within our public school system.     

The California Constitution has guaranteed children in our state a system of free schools since 1879. (California Constitution, Article IX, Section 5.) As the California Supreme Court has explained, this “free school guarantee” means that students in public schools cannot be charged fees for participation in educational activities.


Yet, in 2010 ACLU filed Doe v. California to stop these illegal practices and protect equal access to public education.


In response, the state Legislature passed, and Governor Brown signed, Assembly Bill 1575 (AB 1575) in 2012.

Today, schools still continue to push the boundaries and deny student's their right to a fee free education.     

High School Athletic Pupil Fees by District

Non-Athletic Pupil Fees by District

Pupil Fee Appeals by Year




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