High Schools Charge Seniors “Mandatory” Fees to Graduate

From the Sentinel, by reporter Michael Sykes, published May 27, 2015.

For the complete story, go here.

As the school year comes to an end, students from high school across the county have walked the stage to pick up their diplomas—but it might have cost them and their families a price to do so.

According to documents obtained by The Sentinel through the Maryland Public Information Act, the school system “requires” all seniors to pay a fee for a cap and gown, while schools also charge “optional” fees for events such as senior banquets, picnics and panoramas.

Continue reading at the Sentinel.

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