School Fees and Activity Costs
School fees are governed by the Tennessee Constitution, Tennessee Law, Tennessee State Board of Education (SBE) Rule, and local board of education policy. Only those fees authorized by the local board of education may be requested, and payment of school fees may not be a condition to attending the public school or using its equipment. (Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-2-110(c)).
Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-2-114 and the SBE Rule 0520-01-02-.16(1) define school fees.