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Re: band fees
Posted by Query on 10/5/2018, 9:53 am, in reply to "Re: band fees
So.. kids that own their own instrument wind up having to pay more, all in all, to be in band than a kid who doesn't? That's not equitable, and can create a barrier to entry into a program. That's the type of thing that screams "civil rights lawsuit" to some parents.
Be very careful.
And for the record - nearly every athletics team I've ever seen, in every school, requires fees to help pay for pads, shoes, and the like.
I have never seen a reason. They pay for repairs due to neglect, but wear and tear is the school's responsibility. I haven't seen athletics teams charge for pads, lifting equipment, etc...
Should students using school owned instruments pay fees?