Legal aspects of school fees in public elementary and secondary schools

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Duane Henry Kirkman (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: This study reviews state constitutions, state statutes, and court cases where school fees have been the major issue to determine the extent to which school fees can be charged despite requirements for free public schools. The following questions were proposed: 1. What states maintain constitutional provisions for free public education? 2. What are the statutory provisions for each of the fifty states and the District of Columbia which specifically permit or prohibit school fees? 3. What types of fees are specifically permitted or prohibited? 4. What have been the decisions of courts where fees for tuition, matriculation, incidentals, and textbooks or other instructional materials have been the issue? 5. Can any specific trends be determined from the review of the court cases?

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Language: English
Date: 1982
Public schools $x Fees
Public schools $x Legal status, laws, etc
Education $x Finance

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