20-7-1202. Funding -- rulemaking authority. (1) (a) In addition to any amount appropriated to the Montana digital academy by the legislature, beginning July 1, 2016, school districts enrolling students at the digital academy shall pay to the digital academy any supplemental fee established by the digital academy that is required to pay for the prorated costs of course delivery that exceed the amount appropriated to the digital academy by the legislature. The fee must be established by the governing board of the digital academy by rule and must be commensurate with the costs of operating the digital academy that exceed the appropriation provided by the legislature.
(b) Fees collected under subsection (1)(a) may be spent only on the operating costs of the digital academy.
(c) The governing board of the digital academy shall adopt rules regarding the establishment of any fees required under subsection (1)(a).
(2) A school district is prohibited from charging a fee to a student who enrolls in a class provided by the Montana digital academy that the school district requires for graduation.