The Reporter: Schools face new fee rules

By Richard Bammer/

The issue has been debated and been a source for some confusion for years, but a recent state law banning public school fees for classroom items and activities is meant to clear the air for school districts, teachers, students and parents.

With few and specific exceptions, the law prohibits schools from charging fees for class supplies and activities, and from requiring students to bring materials needed for school. It covers everything from 25-cent pencils and $5 binders to $350 field trips and $500 football uniforms.

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