3.10 - Fees, Fines & Charges; Waiver of Student Fees

  • The school establishes fees and charges to fund certain school programs and/or activities. Some students may be unable to pay these fees. Students will not be denied educational services or academic credit due to the inability of their parent or guardian to pay fees or certain charges. Students whose parent or guardian is unable to afford student fees may receive a fee waiver. A fee waiver does not exempt a student from charges for lost and damaged books, locks, materials, supplies, and/or equipment.

    Applications for fee waivers may be submitted by a parent or guardian of a student who has been assessed a fee. A student is eligible for a fee waiver if the student currently lives in a household that meets the income guidelines, with the same limits based on the 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:

    • An illness in the family;
    • Unusual expenses such as fire, flood, storm damage, etc.;
    • Seasonal employment;
    • Emergency situations; or
    • When one or more of the parents/guardians are involved in a work stoppage.

    Within 30 days, the Superintendent or designee will notify the parent/guardian if the fee waiver request has been denied, along with the appropriate appeal process. If you have questions regarding the fee waiver process, you may contact the Superintendent or designee at (847) 381-6300.


    Cross-References:
    Barrington 220 Policy 4:110, Transportation
    Barrington 220 Policy 4:140, Waiver of Student Fees
    Barrington 220 Policy 4:140-AP, Fines, Fees, and Charges – Waiver of Student Fees
    Barrington 220 Policy 4:140-E1, Application for Fee Waivers
    Barrington 220 Policy 4:140-E2, Response to Application for Fee Waiver, Appeal, and Response to Appeal
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