Welcome to School Fees

Overview

The Utah State Board of Education approved revisions December 10, 2019 to Administrative Rule R277-407. Changes will be made effective January 1, 2020.

R277-407: School Fees
Utah State Board of Education Administrative Rules

Title 53G-7-5: School Fees
Utah State Legislature

Purpose

To preserve equal opportunity for all students and to limit diversion of money and school and staff resources from the basic school program, each Local Education Agencies fee policies shall be designed to limit student expenditures for school-sponsored activities, including expenditures for activities, uniforms, clubs, clinics, travel, and subject area and vocational leadership organizations, whether local, state, or national. (Reference: R277-407-6(11)).

Definition

"Fee" means something of monetary value requested or required by a Local Education Agency as a condition to a student's participation in an activity, class, or program provided, sponsored, or supported by a school. (Reference: R277-407-2(3)(a))

Compliance

Local Education Agencies and each school will be required to complete a Certificate of Compliance annually. The deadline for submission is October 31.

Resources

House Bill (H.B.) 250: School Fee Revisions
Utah State Legislature

Index to the Permanent Injunction
1994 Third District Court Order

R277-407: School Fees
Utah Office of Administrative Rules

Certification of Compliance

The annual Certificate of Compliance report will be due October 31 of each school year. On October 1 of each year the Local Board Chair, District Superintendent, Charter School Director, and each school Principal will receive an e-mail containing a personalized link to complete the Certificate of Compliance. The e-mail will be titled Utah State Board of Education Certificate of Compliance. Each individual will have 30 days to complete the certificate. Future report deadlines are listed below.

The Certificate of Compliance confirms that each District, Charter and school understands and is abiding by the 1994 Permanent Injunction, Utah Code 53G-7 Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Part 8 and Administrative Rule R277-407.

House Bill 250: School Fee Revisions
Utah State Legislature

R277-407: School Fees
Utah State Board of Education Administrative Rules

Below is a sample of the Certificate of Compliance in PDF form. This will only provide a view of what the electronic version will look like.

Sample: Local Education Agency (LEA) Board Chairs

Sample: School Principals

Sample: Superintendents and Charter Directors

Required Attachments (Superintendents and Charter School Directors only)

Superintendents and Charter School Directors are required to attach the following Local Education Agency (LEA) documents for the current school year and to complete the statistical report for the previous school year.

LEA Documents:

  • Student Fee Schedule with spend plan
  • School Fee Policy
  • School Fee Waiver Policy

Statistical Report Data Definitions

Below is a sample of the statistical report in PDF form. This will only provide a view of what the electronic version will look like.

Sample: SY2020-2021 USBE School Fees Statistical Report 

Below is a document outlining the definitions of the statistical data asked for in the report.

Statistical Report Data Definitions

Reporting Deadlines

To comply with the July 1, 2021 deadline for School Fees reporting a preliminary statistical report will be requested from each LEA by June 30, 2021. The Qualtrics survey to collect the statistical report will be available May 15, 2021 through June 15, 2021.

Legislation

House Bill (H.B.) 80: School Fees Data Collection | Title 53G-7-503: Fees. Prohibitions. Voluntary supplies. Enforcement Reporting. (reference (5)(a)(iv))
Utah State Legislature

Upcoming Report Timeline

October 31, 2021

  • School Year 2021-2022: Certificate of Compliance Assurances for LEA/School Policies and Procedures
  • School Year 2020-2021: LEA Statistical Report of Fees, Fee Waivers and Student Counts

October 31, 2022

  • School Year 2022-2023: Certificate of Compliance Assurances for LEA/School Policies and Procedures
  • School Year 2021-2022: LEA Statistical Report of Fees, Fee Waivers and Student Counts

October 31, 2023

  • School Year 2023-2024: Certificate of Compliance Assurances for LEA/School Policies and Procedures
  • School Year 2022-2023: LEA Statistical Report of Fees, Fee Waivers and Student Counts

Forms

Grades K-12

Forms Packets

School Fees Forms Packet School Year 2021-2022
School Fees Forms Packet School Year 2020-2021

Paquete de formularios de tasas escolares año escolar 2021-2022 (Spanish)
Paquete de formularios de tasas escolares año escolar 2020-2021

2022-الرسوم المدرسية نماذج حزمة العام الدراسي 2021- (Arabic)
2021-الرسوم المدرسية نماذج حزمة العام الدراسي 2020-

学费表格小包 2021-2022学年 (Chinese)
学费表格小包 2020-2021学年

Kharashka Dugsiga Foomamka Baakadka Sannad Dugsiyeedka 2021-2022 (Somali)
Kharashka Dugsiga Foomamka Baakadka Sannad Dugsiyeedka 2020-2021

Contact Us

For feedback, comments, and technical assistance, please contact us at schoolfees@schools.utah.gov or (801) 538-7762.