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AGO 1966 No. 113 >  October 13, 1966
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - FEES - TUITION - SUPPLIES
AUTHORITY OF SCHOOL DISTRICT TO CHARGE TUITION FEES OR TEXTBOOK FEES (1) A school district may not charge either a general tuition fee, or a special tuition fee for certain courses, for attendance at its elementary or secondary schools except as permitted by RCW 28.58.240, in the case of students who are not residents of the district.(2) Any class of school district may provide free textbooks and supplies to its students; a first class school district must do so when directed by the electors under RCW 28.62.180 (10); where a district does not provide free textbooks and supplies, it may require that these materials be purchased by, or for, the students at bookstores or other commercial retail outlets; however, the district cannot require students to purchase textbooks and materials from the district.(3) A school district which loans free textbooks and supplies to its students may charge a reasonable deposit fee to cover possible damage.
AGO 1953 No. 494 >  March 12, 1953
SCHOOL DISTRICTS - FEES - FAILURE OF LEVY - INSUFFICIENT FUNDS TO BUY SCHOOL SUPPLIES - PUPILS REQUIRED TO PAY FEES - SUPPLIES
SCHOOL DISTRICTS ‑- FEES ‑- FAILURE OF LEVY ‑- INSUFFICIENT FUNDS TO BUY SCHOOL SUPPLIES ‑- PUPILS REQUIRED TO PAY FEES ‑- SUPPLIES. RCW 28.58.100 (7) prohibits a school district from collecting a fee from pupils to offset the cost of instructional materials which the district has undertaken to supply.
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