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Student Fee Waivers in Public Schools

Have Fees Created a Private School Within a Public School

By David G. Challed

In more than half of the states, student fees are assessed against children attending public schools. In those states, the only way for low-income children to have access to certain classes and activities may be through fee waivers. This article examines fee waivers, why waivers should apply to extracurricular fees, and due process requirements for fee waivers.

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