Chapter 57 requires students to pay the school fees and restitution of school property that is lost or damaged through their negligence. Chapter 57 also allows consequences for students who do not pay their required fees or restitution. For example, Chapter 57 allows schools to restrict students from participating in athletics if they have outstanding financial obligations.
The statewide guidelines apply to participation in athletics and co-curricular activities. Students who have outstanding financial obligations will be allowed to participate in field trips because field trips are an extension of the classroom.