Fees for Adult Education Classes in English and Citizenship are Impermissible as of July 2, 2015

Lozano Smith Client News Brief
July 2015
Number 34

On July 2, 2015, school districts will no longer be permitted to charge a fee for adult education classes in English and citizenship. As previously reported by Lozano Smith, Assembly Bill (AB) 189 amended Education Code section 52612 to allow school districts to charge a fee for adult education classes in English and citizenship from January 1, 2012 until July 1, 2015. (Please see Client News Brief No. 56, October 2011.) Such fees were allowed to prevent these classes from being eliminated due to categorical flexibility.

Because Education Code section 52612 returns to its pre-AB 189 form as of July 1, 2015, school districts will need to eliminate any fees for adult education classes in English and citizenship, as well as update their policies and regulations regarding student fees to reflect this change in law.

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As the information contained herein is necessarily general, its application to a particular set of facts and circumstances may vary. For this reason, this News Brief does not constitute legal advice. We recommend that you consult with your counsel prior to acting on the information contained herein.