News in Brief: A State Capitals Roundup
Indiana Clarifies Fee Stand
A week after warning schools that charging a fee for full-day kindergarten could violate the state’s constitution, the Indiana Department of Education told superintendents that districts could, in fact, decide whether or not to charge a fee. A week earlier, the agency’s general counsel wrote that the fee could be considered unconstitutional under a recent state supreme court ruling that students can be charged only for activities outside the mandated curriculum.
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