The board believes students should respect school district property and assist in its preservation for future use by others. Students may be assessed fines, charges, or fees for damage beyond normal wear to the materials needed in a course, for overdue school materials, for participating in or attendance at extracurricular activities, or for misuse of school property.  Charges not to exceed actual cost of materials may be assessed for projects which become the property of the students following completion.


Any fines, fees or charges will be set prior to the start of the school year and shall be published in the student handbook.  Parents of students meeting specific financial eligibility standards will be eligible for a waiver of student fees or a reduction of student fees based upon the request of the parent. It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.


Legal Reference:                       Neb. Constitution, Art VII, Sect. 1                  

Neb. Statute 79-215



                                                NDE Rule 19.003


Cross Reference:                      504      Student Rights and Responsibilities 

505      Student Discipline


















Policy                                                                           COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Adopted:   9/11/06                                                       Columbus, Nebraska