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Tuesday, June 20

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    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: MaryMay 10, 2016,
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    Note: The School Committee will be reviewing the following policy at its June 12, 2017 meeting. It is not yet an official policy.
    STUDENT FEES, FINES, AND CHARGES
    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.
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    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: Prior to 2013
    REVISED: April 8, 2014, May 10, 2016
    STUDENT FEES, FINES, AND CHARGES
    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 sport program at Leicester High School with a maximum charge of $300 per family. There is a $75 fee per sport to participate in each sport program at Leicester Middle School with a maximum charge of $225 per family.
    Adopted: Prior to 2013 (with changes made)
    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 $50 will be collected and used for repairs and/or replacements. Student not acting in accordance with this policy and guide may be responsible for the full replacement cost.

    ADOPTED: April 8, 2014
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    Mary 10, 20162016, June 19, 2017
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Tuesday, June 13

  1. page JJH-R edited Note: The School Committee reviewed the following policy at itsMay 9, 2-17 meeting. This draft p…

    Note: The School Committee reviewed the following policy at itsMay 9, 2-17 meeting. This draft policy is followed by the existing policy. The School Committee will officially vote to accept the new policy at its June 12, 2017 meeting.
    STUDENT TRAVEL REGULATIONS
    1. Transportation
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    603 CMR 27.00
    ADOPTED: October 14, 2014
    REVISED:
    STUDENT TRAVEL REGULATIONS
    1. Transportation
    The use of vans or private automobiles for trips planned to include late night or overnight student travel is prohibited. Late night or overnight trips will use commercial motor coaches.
    Trips planned to include late night or overnight student travel will include a pre-trip check of companies, drivers, and vehicles. CORI checks will be conducted in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 71, section 38R.
    The Superintendent or designee will ensure that the selected carrier is licensed for passenger transportation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The district will not contract with any carrier that has a safety rating of “conditional” or “unsatisfactory”. FMCSA ratings are available at http://www.safersys.org/.
    The contract with the carrier will prohibit the use of subcontractors unless sufficient notice is given to the district that allows verification of the subcontractor’s qualifications.
    2. Trip Scheduling
    Overnight accommodations should be made in advance with student safety and security in mind. Whenever possible, trip schedulers should avoid planning student travel between the hours of midnight and 6:00 a.m., due to the increased risk of vehicular accidents during this time period.
    Whenever possible, overnight trips should be scheduled on weekends or during school vacations to minimize lost classroom time. Non-academic field trips are considered “optional school programs” and do not count toward meeting structured learning time requirements. (Refer to the Massachusetts Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education publication Student Learning Time Regulations Guide)
    Trip itineraries must leave enough time for drivers to rest in conformity with federal hour-of-service requirements and common sense.
    Trip scheduling should take into account the likelihood of delays due to weather, traffic, stragglers, and other unanticipated factors.
    If substantially all members of a class are participating in a trip, the school should provide appropriate substitute activities for any students not participating.
    3. Fundraising
    The amount of time to be devoted to fundraising should be reasonable and commensurate with students’ obligations for homework, after-school activities, and jobs.
    Group fundraising activities are preferred. Students should not be assigned individual fundraising targets.
    If students are charged individual fees for participation, every effort should be made to provide scholarships where needed.
    Additional Resources
    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
    http://www.fmcsa.gov
    United Motorcoach Association – Student Motorcoach Travel Safety Guide (includes “Motorcoach Safety Checklist)
    http://www.uma.org/consumerhelp/studentguide.asp
    Department of Defense’s approved list of motor carriers
    http://www.mtmc.army.mil/content/504/approvedlist.pdf
    SOURCE: MASC
    CROSS REFS.: IJOA, Field Trips
    LEGAL REFS.: Chapter 346 of the Acts of 2002 (et al) approved on October 9, 2002
    M.G.L. 69:1B; 71:37N; 71:38R
    603 CMR 27.00
    ADOPTED: October 14, 2014
    June 12, 2017

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Tuesday, June 6

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    Note: The School Committee will be reviewing the following policy at its June 12, 2017 meeting. It is not yet an official policy.
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    AND CHARGES JQ
    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:
    ● ChargeCharge students enrolled
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    the student.
    ● Charge

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    for lost
    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.
    ...
    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.
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    to 2013
    REVISED: April 8, 2014, May 10, 2016
    STUDENT FEES, FINES, AND CHARGES
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    9:16 am
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    Note: The School Committee will be reviewing the following policy at its June 12, 2017 meeting. It is not yet an official policy.
    STUDENT FEES, FINES, AND CHARGES JQ
    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: Prior to 2013
    REVISED: April 8, 2014, May 10, 2016

    STUDENT FEES, FINES, AND CHARGES
    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.
    (view changes)
    9:15 am
  3. page JJH-R edited The Note: The School Committee will be reviewing reviewed the following policy at its Mayy…

    TheNote: The School Committee will be reviewingreviewed the following policy at its MayyitsMay 9, 2017,2-17 meeting. ItThis draft policy is not yet an officialfollowed by the existing policy. The School Committee will officially vote to accept the new policy at its June 12, 2017 meeting.
    STUDENT TRAVEL REGULATIONS
    1. Transportation
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Tuesday, May 2

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    policy at itsMayits Mayy 9, 2017,
    STUDENT TRAVEL REGULATIONS
    1. Transportation
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    If students are charged individual fees for participation, every effort should be made to provide scholarships where needed.
    4. Participants Portion
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    be CORI checked.checked prior to approval as a chaperone.
    Additional Resources
    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
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    11:38 am
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    If students are charged individual fees for participation, every effort should be made to provide scholarships where needed.
    4. Participants Portion
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    CORI checked.
    Additional Resources
    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
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    603 CMR 27.00
    ADOPTED: October 14, 2014
    REVISED:
    STUDENT TRAVEL REGULATIONS
    1. Transportation
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    5:23 am
  3. page JJH-R edited The School Committee will be reviewing the following policy at itsMay 9, 2017, meeting. It is no…

    The School Committee will be reviewing the following policy at itsMay 9, 2017, meeting. It is not yet an official policy.
    STUDENT TRAVEL REGULATIONS
    1. Transportation
    The use of vans or private automobiles for trips planned to include late night or overnight student travel is prohibited. Late night or overnight trips will use commercial motor coaches.
    Trips planned to include late night or overnight student travel will include a pre-trip check of companies, drivers, and vehicles. CORI checks will be conducted in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 71, section 38R.
    The Superintendent or designee will ensure that the selected carrier is licensed for passenger transportation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The district will not contract with any carrier that has a safety rating of “conditional” or “unsatisfactory”. FMCSA ratings are available at http://www.safersys.org/.
    The contract with the carrier will prohibit the use of subcontractors unless sufficient notice is given to the district that allows verification of the subcontractor’s qualifications.
    2. Trip Scheduling
    Overnight accommodations should be made in advance with student safety and security in mind. Whenever possible, trip schedulers should avoid planning student travel between the hours of midnight and 6:00 a.m., due to the increased risk of vehicular accidents during this time period.
    Whenever possible, overnight trips should be scheduled on weekends or during school vacations to minimize lost classroom time. Non-academic field trips are considered “optional school programs” and do not count toward meeting structured learning time requirements. (Refer to the Massachusetts Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education publication Student Learning Time Regulations Guide)
    Trip itineraries must leave enough time for drivers to rest in conformity with federal hour-of-service requirements and common sense.
    Trip scheduling should take into account the likelihood of delays due to weather, traffic, stragglers, and other unanticipated factors.
    If substantially all members of a class are participating in a trip, the school should provide appropriate substitute activities for any students not participating.
    3. Fundraising
    The amount of time to be devoted to fundraising should be reasonable and commensurate with students’ obligations for homework, after-school activities, and jobs.
    Group fundraising activities are preferred. Students should not be assigned individual fundraising targets.
    If students are charged individual fees for participation, every effort should be made to provide scholarships where needed.
    4. Participants Portion
    Participants for all trips must be limited to current students or chaperones. All chaperones must be CORI checked.
    Additional Resources
    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
    http://www.fmcsa.gov
    United Motorcoach Association – Student Motorcoach Travel Safety Guide (includes “Motorcoach Safety Checklist)
    http://www.uma.org/consumerhelp/studentguide.asp
    Department of Defense’s approved list of motor carriers
    http://www.mtmc.army.mil/content/504/approvedlist.pdf
    SOURCE: MASC
    CROSS REFS.: IJOA, Field Trips
    LEGAL REFS.: Chapter 346 of the Acts of 2002 (et al) approved on October 9, 2002
    M.G.L. 69:1B; 71:37N; 71:38R
    603 CMR 27.00
    ADOPTED: October 14, 2014
    REVISED:

    STUDENT TRAVEL REGULATIONS
    1. Transportation
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Wednesday, April 12

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    Employees who believe they are subject to inappropriate behavior should raise their concerns with their administrator, manager or supervisor as soon as possible.
    This language is not a replacement for the District's anti-bullying policy. It is an addendum to the current policy on professional behavior of staff and defines that expectation.
    ADOPTED: April 2017
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