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Unlawful Pupil Fees Appeals

Information on the filing, investigation, and resolution of a complaint regarding the noncompliance with California Education Code sections 49010–49011 regarding unlawful pupil fees.

What is an Unlawful Pupil Fees Complaint?

An Unlawful Pupil Fees complaint is a written statement alleging violation of a federal or state law or regulation related to noncompliance with laws relating to pupil fees (California Education Code sections 49010–49013). A complaint alleging the violation of laws and regulations related to unlawful pupil fees must be filed by way of the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) as written in the California Code of Regulations, Title 5 (5 CCR) sections 4600–4694.

Pupil Fees Resources

Fiscal Management Advisory's describe the process for filing a complaint and provide useful information regarding pupil fees. Topics include referring complaint issues, local educational agency (LEA) responsibilities, LEA policies and procedures, filing a local complaint, timelines, appealing LEA decisions, department resolution procedures, the on-site investigation process, and the investigation and final report procedures of the California Department of Education (CDE).

Fiscal Management Advisory
Supplemental guidance regarding summer school, third parties, and tuition fees.

For additional information regarding unlawful pupil fees, consolidated categorical aid programs, and the UCP, please use the Appeal Assistance Form.

Questions:   Categorical Programs Complaints Management Office | 916-319-0929
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, August 1, 2023
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