Last week, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported that some schools in San Diego Unified were asking students to pay for uniforms and other expenses associated with extracurricular activities, even though the California Supreme Court ruled in 1984 that the practice violates state law.
The ACLU is also conducting a probe of other California schools that might require kids to pay for medical examinations, gear, Advanced Placement examinations, coaches and other expenses, according to California Watch.
The high school district in Brentwood (Contra Costa County) charges students for some activities, but it might revise its policies in light of the San Diego situation, Bay Area News Group reporter Rowena Coetsee learned. Oakland Unified Spokesman Troy Flint said there is no districtwide policy of the kind, but he couldn’t guarantee that none of OUSD’s schools did so.
Do they? What other East Bay schools require students to pay at least something to participate in extracurriculars?