216. Every school service centre shall, in accordance with the budgetary rules established by the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, require a financial contribution in respect of a student who is not resident in Québec for services that are not free services under section 3.1.
It may, subject to the maximum amount determined according to the budgetary rules, require a financial contribution in respect of a Québec resident enrolled in vocational training or adult education for services that are not free services under section 3.
Despite the first paragraph, the school service centre may, following a request made by a student or his parents, exempt the student from payment of the required financial contribution for humanitarian reasons or to avoid serious prejudice to him, particularly if the school service centre considers there is a risk he will not attend any school, in Québec or elsewhere, if the contribution is required. In the event of refusal by the school service centre, the Minister may, at the request of the same, order the school service centre to exempt the student from payment of the required financial contribution.
1988, c. 84, s. 216; 1990, c. 78, s. 39, s. 54; 1993, c. 51, s. 72; 1994, c. 16, s. 50; 1997, c. 96, s. 54; 2005, c. 28, s. 195; 2017, c. 23, s. 911; 2020, c. 1, s. 3121.