California’s K-12 schools have been charging fees for certain classes, sports and clubs, a practice the state Assembly has voted to end.Why do we need a new law, since this has *always* been the law? If people weren't following the old law, why do we think they'll all of a sudden obey the new law?
Democratic Assemblyman Ricardo Lara of Bell Gardens said Thursday it is unconstitutional to require students to pay for books, lab equipment and art supplies, among other fees.
His bill, AB165, passed 50-17 and goes to the Senate. It also prohibits schools from making such payments a prerequisite for joining teams or clubs.
Thursday, June 02, 2011
Why Do We Need A New Law To Restate The Old Law?
It's already state law that California's K-12 schools can't charge for courses, materials, participation in athletics/cheerleading, or just about anything else. I've written about this so many times that I even have a special label (illegal fees) on the topic. So what gives here?