Kadrmas v. Dickinson Public Schools

At issue in Kadrmas v. Dickinson Public Schools (1988), the U.S. Supreme Court's only case on the topic, was whether educational officials violated a student's right to a public school education because her mother could not afford the transportation fee, and state law did not require a local board that met specified state requirements to provide free transportation. The Court upheld the district's right to charge such a fee.

Facts of the Case

Kadrmas arose because insofar as a school board was not required to provide student transportation to school, it charged a fee for such transportation of $97.00 per school year for families with one child and $150.00 for those with two children. The board charged the fee in order to defray transportation costs for students ...

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