Session of 1998
By Committee on Education
            9             AN ACT concerning school districts; authorizing the collection of fees for
10             maintenance of kindergarten for full school days; imposing certain
11             limitations.
13       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14           Section 1. (a) Subject to the limitations specified in this subsection,
15       the board of education of any school district that maintains kindergarten
16       classes for a full school day consisting of not less than six hours may
17       prescribe and collect fees to off-set the costs incurred by the district as a
18       result of and directly attributable to maintenance of such classes. Fees
19       for maintenance of kindergarten classes for a full school day may be col-
20       lected only to the extent that the costs attributable to maintenance of
21       such classes are in excess of the amount for maintenance of kindergarten
22       that is financed under the school district finance and quality performance
23       act. Fees for the maintenance of kindergarten classes for a full school day
24       may only be assessed against and collected for pupils who attend such
25       classes on a voluntary basis. No such fees may be assessed against or
26       collected for pupils who are required to attend such classes in accordance
27       with the provisions of law, rules and regulations of the state board of
28       education, policy of the board of education, or individualized education
29       plan developed for an exceptional child or who are eligible for free or
30       reduced price meals under the national school lunch act.
31           (b) Revenues from fees collected by a board of education under this
32       section shall be deposited in the general fund of the school district, shall
33       be considered reimbursements to the district for the purpose of the
34       school district finance and quality performance act, and may be expended
35       whether the same have been budgeted or not and amounts so expended
36       shall not be considered operating expenses.
37           Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
38       publication in the statute book.