4600 - Student Fees ## Student Fees

The Avery County Board of Education will hold student fees to a minimum. No fee will be charged for required courses or activities. In addition, to the extent funds are made available for this purpose, no registration or exam fees will be charged for Advanced Placement courses.

Each principal is required to submit a list of any fees to the superintendent prior to the August board meeting. The superintendent shall adopt procedures providing that student fees, including those for graduation, the school yearbook or supplies for elective classes, are consistent among the different levels and schools. The board must approve all fees. The superintendent shall submit the schedule of approved fees and charges to the superintendent of public instruction.

Any fees imposed will be waived or reduced for students who demonstrate real economic hardship. The superintendent will be responsible for establishing procedures to review requests for fee waivers or reductions.

Each principal will publish or post the schedule of fees and notify students and parents of the availability of and the process for requesting a fee waiver or reduction, as provided in policy 1310/4002, Parental Involvement.

Legal References: N.C. Const. art. IX, §2(1); G.S. 115C-47(6), -174.26(a), -216(g), -384

Cross References: Parental Involvement (policy 1310/4002)

Adopted: 2006-12-04

Revised: 2012-03-13 2018-04-10