A materials fee, established annually by the Board of Education, is required for all students, including those enrolled by District 220 in residential or private placements. These funds help defray the costs of paper, art supplies, and workbooks that the student uses during the course of the school year. In addition, individual schools distribute school supply lists, and parents are requested to provide the items according to their child's grade level. Parents may pay fees at the time of enrollment or online or in person.
Students whose families meet the federal income guidelines for free lunch from the previous year's free/reduced lunch program are eligible for fee waivers. Fees will also be waived for students whose parents are receiving ADC and those under DCFS or any foster home placement.