1 NJ school district considering fee for detention

NUTLEY, N.J. (AP) - November 19, 2009

Two Nutley Board of Education members say the school district spends $10,000 per year in overtime and maintenance to run after-school detention.

They say the students who are there all the time should help pay.

They haven't set the fees or said how often a student would have to be in trouble to be required to pay.

Other school board members say the plan might not be legal. A district lawyer is looking into the matter.

The New Jersey School Boards Association says no New Jersey school district has ever charged for detention.

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Information from: The Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com/starledger

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