Are student transportation fees legal? That’s the contentious issue dividing the Rowland Unified School District and the Boosters Club at Nogales High School.
Superintendent Ruben Frutos said the district charges a small fee to subsidize transportation to extracurricular events, including sports. Frutos said the fee is $50 a year for the first activity, $25 for a second, $12.50 for a third and free after that.
“Nogales High School in Rowland Unified School District is illegally charging students transportation fees and making them buy a ASB card if they are in extracurricular activities. This is illegal according to the education code,” said Booster Tricia Acevez.
Read more in Richard Irwin’s story BUS.