532 – Student Fees; Fee Waivers

It is the policy of the Board of Directors to keep student fees to a minimum. Students may be charged for items as allowed by law, such as book rental and other instructional material charges, for damages, fines, and lost materials, for expendable materials for the student’s individual work, for special activities, for admission to school activities, meal tickets, locks, locker and towel fees, for summer school courses, for driver’s education courses, and for other items approved by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall approve general student fees. The building principal may approve fees and charges for expendable materials and special activities.

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 application of the parent or guardian. When an application for a fee waiver is granted, the fees waived are not collectible. The following need not be waived: fines for overdue, lost, or damaged materials, summer school tuition, activity tickets, special activities charges, or fees for expendable materials for individual use if the District provides an alternative material in a course. The Superintendent shall establish a procedure for students unable to pay fees.

Fees charged in the School Meal Program are not covered by this policy.  Families who are eligible for a waiver or reduction of such fees should complete an application for free or reduced-price meals in accordance with Policy 702.

Date of Revision: March 26, 2018

Legal References: 256.7(20), 279.8, 279.8A, 280.10, 280.11, 282.6, 282.20, 283A.2, 285.1, 301.1, Code of Iowa; 281I.A.C. Chapter 18


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