FEES AND FEE WAIVERS
It is the goal of the Board of Directors to keep student fees to a minimum. Students may be charged fees for textbook (including electronic textbooks) rental and other supplementary instructional material charges, for damages, fines, and lost materials, for upgraded expendable materials for the student’s individual work, if basic alternative materials are provided by District, for special activities, for activity tickets, for meal tickets, for graduation cap, gown, tassel and diploma cover, for towel fees, for musical instrument rental, for eye and ear protective devices, for parking stickers/permits, for summer school courses, for driver’s education courses, for class rings, for yearbook, and for other items allowed by law and 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 request of the parent or guardian. When an application for a fee waiver is granted, the fees waived are not collectable. The following need not be waived: fines for overdue, lost, or damaged materials, 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.
Date of Last Review: October 14, 2019
Date of Revision:
October 14, 2019
256.7 279.8, 279.8A, 279.9, 280.10, 280.11,
282.6, 282.20, 283A.2, 285.1, 285.10, 301.1, Code
of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. Chapter 18
DECORAH COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS