Court Finds on the Unconstitutionality of Public School Fees

In the case filed over the Constitutionality of fees assessed on students, the Complaint said that the Joki Plaintiffs “reluctantly bring this action to require that the school districts refund unconstitutional fee charges against the students and their families, but do so with the understanding that the Legislature can remedy the situation by restoring the Sales Tax base and reimburse the school districts for any fees returned to students...”

The Court found on November 16, 2015 that the defendant school district (Meridian) is NOT providing a “general, thorough and free education” as required by Idaho’s Constitution. Courses that count towards graduation must be offered without charge. In the press release from the Plaintiffs, the unconstitutionally assessed fees statewide are estimated to be approximately $20 million per year.

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