Parents question Rowland Unified bus fee


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.

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