Where in the MCPS Operating budget is the money collected from curricular fees accounted for?
Monday, March 13, 2017
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Thank you for the question regarding curricular fees. Every school provides without charge the textbooks, supplementary readers, audio/visual aids, stationery, and materials of instruction necessary to teach the curriculum or needed by the students to demonstrate mastery of the curriculum through the MCPS Operating budget. The decision to charge curricular fees for designated courses is determined at the school level. An allowable maximum fee has been established for each designated course and must be specific to the course and cost of the item(s) (rounded to the nearest dollar for ease of accounting)—no overcharge may be assessed to paying students to offset the costs absorbed by the school for students who are unable to pay. Course related fees are collected by the school and deposited to the school’s Independent Activity Funds account. These fees are not accounted for as part of the Operating Budget revenue since they are managed at the school level. If you have any additional questions regarding course related fees, please contact Dr. Arronza M. LaBatt, Executive Director of School Support and Improvement at 301-279-3994 or via Arronza_M_LaBatt@mcpsmd.org