The School Committee recognizes the need for student fees to fund certain school activities. It also recognizes that some students may not be able to pay these fees. No student will be denied access into any program, excluding out-of-state, overnight travel opportunities, because of inability to pay these supplementary charges.

A school may exact a fee or charge only upon School Committee approval. The schools, however, may:

  • Charge students enrolled in certain courses for the cost of materials used in projects that will become the property of the student.
  • Charge for lost and damaged books, materials, supplies, and equipment.

Students who are indigent are exempt from paying fees. However, indigent students are not exempt from charges for lost and damaged books, locks, materials, supplies, and equipment.

All student fees and charges, both optional and required, will be listed and described annually in each school's student handbook or in some other written form and distributed to each student.

The notice will advise students that fees are to be paid and of the penalties for their failure to pay them. Permissible penalties include the withholding of report cards until payment is made or denial of participation in extra class activities while the student is enrolled in this District.

Any fee or charge due to any school in the District and not paid at the end of the school year will be carried forward to the next succeeding school year, as such debts are considered to be debts of the student to the District and not to a particular school.

Sports Fees
All students will be assessed a sports fee which is payable each season up front. There is a $100 fee per sport to participate in each sports program at Leicester High School with a maximum charge of $300 per family. There is a $75 fee per sport to participate in each sports program at Leicester Middle School with a maximum charge of $225 per family.

Technology Fee
All high school students will be issued a district Chromebook to use both during school and at home. Students are expected to maintain their Chromebook and act in accordance with the District Acceptable Use Policy and the Chromebook Care and Use Guide. In order to address occasional accidents, a fee of $40 will be collected and used for repairs and/or replacements. A student not acting in accordance with this policy and guide may be responsible for the full replacement cost.

ADOPTED: April 8, 2014
REVISED: May 10, 2016, June 19, 2017