My question involves education law in the State of: Georgia
My daughter is a senior at a public high school in Georgia. I would like to find out if the school can legally charge her "senior dues" amounting to $175. These fees include monies for yearbook, senior picnic, prom decorations, senior night and senior week. The fee does not include the sitting fee for pictures ($30), prom tickets ($60ea) or senior trip($240). The school tells me that if the dues are not paid, then my child does not recieve a diploma. I thought that students are supposed to have access to a free and public education. How can they legally charge this fee?