Waiver of School Fees
District 86 Board of Education Policy 4.140 Waiver of Student Fees provides for waiver of fees for textbooks, other instructional materials, and driver education for students who meet the eligibility criteria for fee waiver contained in this policy.
In order that no student be denied educational services or academic credit due to the inability of parent(s)/guardian(s) to pay fees and charges, the Superintendent will recommend to the Board for adoption what additional fees, if any, the District will waive for students who meet the eligibility criteria for fee waiver. Students receiving a fee waiver are not exempt from charges for lost and damaged books, locks, materials, supplies, and equipment.
Eligibility: A student shall be eligible for a fee waiver when the student currently lives in a household that meets the same income guidelines, with the same limits based on household size, that are used for the federal free meals program.
The Superintendent or designee will give additional consideration where one or more of the following factors are present: Illness in the family; Unusual expenses such as fire, flood, storm damage, etc.; Unemployment; Emergency situations; When one or more of the parents/guardians are involved in a work stoppage.
Application and Questions: Applications are available through the links below to the Student Services | Bookstore | Resources area of each school’s webpage. Questions regarding the fee waiver request process should be addressed to the Building Principal’s office.
Verification: The District may require family income verification at the time an individual applies for a fee waiver as outlined in Policy 4.140
Questions regarding the fee waiver request process should be addressed to the Building Principal’s office.
Appeal: The Building Principal will notify the parent(s)/guardian(s) promptly as to whether the fee waiver request has been granted or denied. A Building Principal’s denial of a fee waiver request may be appealed to the Superintendent by submitting the appeal in writing to the Superintendent within 14 days of the denial. The Superintendent or designee shall respond within 14 days of receipt of the appeal. The Superintendent’s decision may be appealed to the Board of Education. The decision of the Board is final and binding.