COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 169

July 25, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Guidance Regarding School Fees and Charges

 

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance regarding fees that may be charged to students and their families in Virginia's public schools.

 

The Department of Education conducted a survey in June 2008 to determine what fees are being charged by school divisions and whether school divisions have policies regarding those fees, including provisions for those families experiencing economic hardships.

 

The information received in response to the survey indicated a lack of consistency around the state regarding fees. Therefore, the Department of Education has developed the attached guidance document to assist you in determining permissible fees.

 

The Board of Education, at its meeting on July 17, 2008, approved a Notice of Intended Regulatory Action to begin the process of review and revision of the current Rules Governing Fees and Charges, 8 VAC 20-370-10. This review and revision will be conducted in accordance with Administrative Process Act procedures. Until the regulations are revised, the current regulations remain in effect. Please use the guidance document to assist you until the new regulations are complete.

 

Please contact the Office of Policy and Communications at (804) 225-2403 or by e-mail at policy@doe.virginia.gov, if you need additional information.

 

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Attachments

 

a. Guidance Document Regarding School Fees and Charges (PDF)

b. Rules Governing School Fees and Charges (PDF)