Minnesota - Sports participation fees--allowed: Program requirement

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires fees for participation, but provides for waivers or a cap on the amount of money to be collected.

2018 Minnesota Statutes. 123B.36 Authorized Fees.

Subdivision 1. School boards may require fees. (a) For purposes of this subdivision, “home school” means a home school as defined in sections 120A.22 and 120A.24 with five or fewer students receiving instruction.
(b) A school board is authorized to require payment of fees in the following areas:

  • (1) in any program where the resultant product, in excess of minimum requirements and at the pupil's option, becomes the personal property of the pupil;
  • (2) admission fees or charges for extracurricular activities, where attendance is optional and where the admission fees or charges a student must pay to attend or participate in an extracurricular activity is the same for all students, regardless of whether the student is enrolled in a public or a home school;
  • (3) a security deposit for the return of materials, supplies, or equipment;
  • (4) personal physical education and athletic equipment and apparel, although any pupil may personally provide it if it meets reasonable requirements and standards relating to health and safety established by the board;
  • (5) items of personal use or products that a student has an option to purchase such as student publications, class rings, annuals, and graduation announcements;
  • (6) fees specifically permitted by any other statute, including but not limited to section 171.05, subdivision 2; provided (i) driver education fees do not exceed the actual cost to the school and school district of providing driver education, and (ii) the driver education courses are open to enrollment to persons between the ages of 15 and 18 who reside or attend school in the school district;
  • (7) field trips considered supplementary to a district educational program;

2018 Minnesota Statutes. 123B.36 Authorized Fees.

Subdivision 6. Waiver of student fees. (a) A board may waive any deposit or fee for any pupil whose parent is serving in, or within the past year has served in, active military service as defined under section 190.05.


2018 Minnesota Statutes. 123B.36 Authorized Fees.

Subdivision 6. Waiver of student fees. (b) A board may waive any deposit or fee if any pupil or the pupil's parent or guardian is unable to pay it.

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