Establishment of Student Technology Fee
September 1, 2014
Notice of Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given that the School Board of Independent School District No. 4185, DaVinci Academy of Arts and Science, will hold a public hearing pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 123B.38 on September 12, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the DaVinci Academy of Arts and Science, 13001 Central Avenue NE, Blaine, MN 55434, to consider the enactment of an annual student technology fee beginning in the 2014-15 school year.
The annual “Technology Fee” assessed to students in grades 6-8 will be implemented with the following considerations:
The District will extend the same considerations and supports to families who request special consideration for Activity Fees. All such requests will be held in the strictest confidence.
The proceeds of the Technology Fee shall be used to offset expenditures associated with:
1. repair of the student issued mobile learning device (Chromebook), and
2. the cost of applications (software) issued to students via the mobile learning device.
The administration recommends the adoption of an annual “Technology Fee” assessed to individual students in Grades 6-8 beginning in 2014-15. Furthermore, it is recommended that the Technology Fee be set at $50 per student for the 2014-15 school year.