504.1 - Student Fines, Fees, and Charges

504.1 - Student Fines, Fees, and Charges

The board believes students should respect school district property and assist in its preservation for future use by others.  Students may be assessed fines, charges, or fees for the materials needed in a course, for overdue school materials, for participating in activities, or for misuse of school property.  The superintendent will inform the board of the dollar amount to be charged to students or others for fines, charges, or fees annually. 

Students at elementary or secondary level shall be required to pay a book rental fee which shall be established annually by the board.  No fixed activities fee may be required of all students, nor may class dues be exacted.

Students may be asked to pay a charge for materials or service related to optional activities and projects that are part of the regular school program.  Such charges shall be kept to a minimum and shall be approved annually by the building principal.

Certain items required by students, such as locks for lockers, will be purchased by the district and rented to the student.  When these items are no longer needed, they may be returned to the school, with refund of the rental fee dependent upon their condition.

Parents of students meeting specific financial eligibility standards will be eligible for a waiver of student fees or a reduction of student fees based upon the request of the parent.  It is the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

 

 

Approved August 27, 2018          
Reviewed August 27, 2018          
Revised August 27, 2018 

 

dawn@iowaschoo… Fri, 09/18/2020 - 14:14

504.1R1 - Student Fee Waiver and Reduction Procedures

504.1R1 - Student Fee Waiver and Reduction Procedures

The board recognizes that while certain fees charged students are appropriate and authorized, certain students and their families are not financially able to pay the fees.  The school district will grant either full waivers, partial waivers or temporary waivers depending upon the circumstances and the student or student’s parents’ ability to meet the financial criteria.

A.      Waivers -

  1. Full Waivers - a student will be granted a full waiver of fees charged by the school district if the student or student’s parents meet the financial eligibility criteria for free meals under the Child Nutrition program, Family Investment Program, or transportation assistance under open enrollment.  Students in foster care are also eligible for full waivers.
     
  2. Partial Waivers - a student will be granted a partial waiver of fees charged by the school district if the student or the student’s parents meet the financial eligibility criteria for reduced price meals offered under the Child Nutrition program.  The reduction percentage will be 50 percent.
     
  3. Temporary Waivers - a student may be eligible for a temporary waiver of fees charged by the district in the event the student’s parents are facing financial difficulty.  Temporary waivers may be applied for at any time throughout the school year and will not extend beyond the end of the school year.  Temporary waivers will not be applied  to fees retroactively.

B.      Application - Parents or students eligible for a fee waiver will make an application on the form provided by the school district.  Applications may be made at any time but must be renewed annually.

C.      Confidentiality - The school district will treat the application and application process as any other student record and student confidentiality and access provisions will be followed.

D.      Appeals - Denials of a waiver may be appealed to the superintendent of schools.

E.       Fines or charges assessed for damage or loss to school property are not fees and will not be waived.

F.       Notice - the school district will annually notify parents and students of the waiver.  The following information will be included in registration materials.

Students whose families meet the income guidelines for free and reduced price lunch, the Family Investment Program (FIP), or transportation assistance under open enrollment, or who are in foster care are eligible to have their student fees waived or partially waived.  Students whose families are experiencing a temporary financial difficulty may be eligible for a temporary waiver of student fees.  Parents or students who believe they may qualify for temporary financial hardship should contact the district central office for a waiver form.  This waiver does not carry over from year to year and must be completed annually.

 

dawn@iowaschoo… Fri, 09/18/2020 - 14:15

504.1E1 - Standard Fee Waiver Application

504.1E1 - Standard Fee Waiver Application

Date_______________                                                                          School year_____________

All information provided in connection with this application will be kept confidential

Name of student:____________________________________Grade in school_______________

Name of student:_____________________________________Grade in school______________

Name of student:_____________________________________Grade in school______________

 

Attendance Center/School:________________________________________________________

Name of parent, guardian or legal or actual custodian_____________________________________________________________________

Please check type of waiver desired:

Full waiver______________    Partial waiver_______________ Temporary Waiver___________

Please check if the student or the student’s family meets the financial eligibility criteria or is involved in one of the following programs:

Full waiver

________ Free meals offered under the Children Nutrition Program(CNP)

________ The Family Investment Program (FIP)

________ Transportation assistance under open enrollment

________ Foster Care

 

Partial waiver

________  Reduced priced meals offered under the Children Nutrition Program

 

Temporary waiver                                                                                                                                                 

If none of the above apply, but you wish to apply for a temporary waiver of school frees because of serious finance problems, please state the reason for the request: _____________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Signature of parent, guardian, or legal of actual custodian________________________________

 

dawn@iowaschoo… Fri, 09/18/2020 - 14:18