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TO AMEND SECTION 59-19-90, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO POWERS AND DUTIES OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES, SO AS TO REVISE THE MANNER IN WHICH MATRICULATION AND INCIDENTAL FEES MAY BE CHARGED BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS INCLUDING PROVISIONS TO EXEMPT CERTAIN STUDENTS FROM THESE FEES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 59-19-90(8) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(8) Charge matriculation and incidental fees. Charge and collect matriculation and incidental fees from
the pupils when allowed by any special act of the General Assembly students; however, regulations or policies adopted by the board regarding charges and collections must take into account the students' ability to pay and must hold the fee to a minimum reasonable amount. Fees may not be charged to students eligible for free lunches and must be reduced pro rata for students eligible for reduced price lunches;"
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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