Spokesman-Review: Suit Claims School Registration Fees Unconstitutional


A report published Monday by the Spokesman-Review says an Idaho grandfather, who happens to be a former school district superintendent, has filed a lawsuit against the State of Idaho and its school districts for charging fees he says are not constitutional.

From the report:

Russ Joki’s twin kindergartner granddaughters were each charged $45 to register for kindergarten this year, and his grandson, a high school junior, had to pay $85 in fees to enroll at Meridian High. But a 1970 Idaho Supreme Court decision specifically found educational fees for public schools unconstitutional in the state.

“I don’t think it passes the constitutional test at all,” Joki said, “and I think someone has to raise that question.”

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