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Indiana Clarifies Fee Stand

By Laura Greifner — May 23, 2006 1 min read

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.

A version of this article appeared in the May 24, 2006 edition of Education Week