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FEE WAIVERS KILL TIMPVIEW BAND TRIP

The Timpview High School band won't be going to Southern California this year to perform and attend music workshops. The Provo School district would have to foot the bill for too many students. A 6-year-old law - only recently enforced - requires schools to cover activity fees for students who can't afford them. Like the Timpview band, students throughout Utah County are in danger of losing school-sponsored extracurricular activities because of the amount of fees schools are forced to waive each year. Third District Judge John Rokich ruled this summer that schools must make sure parents are aware of the waiver policy. A class action suit filed against five districts, including Provo, asked that the 1986 law be enforced.