Waiver of Student Fees; Free and Reduced Lunch

  • The school establishes fees and charges to fund certain school 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 guardian to pay fees or certain charges. Students whose 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. (See administration for limited exemptions.)

    Applications for fee waivers may be submitted by a guardian of a student who has been assessed a fee. A student is eligible for a fee waiver if at least one of the following prerequisites is met:

    • The student currently lives in a household that meets the free lunch or breakfast eligibility guidelines established by the federal government pursuant to the National School Lunch Act.
    • The student or the student’s family is currently receiving aid under Article IV of the Illinois Public Aid Code (Aid to Families of Dependent Children).
    • The student’s guardian is a veteran or active-duty military personnel with income at or below 200% of the federal poverty line.

    Pursuant to the Hunger-Free Students’ Bill of Rights Act, the school is required to provide a federally reimbursable meal or snack to a student who requests one, regardless of whether the student has the ability to pay for the meal or snack or owes money for earlier meals or snacks. Students may not be provided with an alternative meal or snack and the school is prohibited from publicly identifying or stigmatizing a student who cannot pay for or owes money for a meal or snack.

    You can find the school fee waiver application on the business website. Contact the building principal or the District 103 Administration Office for information regarding the Fee Waiver Policy at (847) 295-4030.