MCKINNEY-VENTO (HOMELESS) STUDENTS
Each child of a McKinney-Vento (Homeless) individual and each McKinney-Vento (Homeless) youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, as provided to other children and youths, including a public pre-school education.
Students who are McKinney-Vento (Homeless) may be enrolled if the student was a resident of the District before he/she became McKinney-Vento (Homeless) or if the child’s temporary residence is located within District boundaries.
Further information regarding the educational rights of McKinney-Vento (Homeless) students may be obtained by contacting the District’s interim liaison:
FEES - CONSUMABLE MATERIALS
Each pupil in kindergarten through eighth grade is charged a consumable materials fee which is payable when registering. Additional fees for optional insurance and special middle school programs may also be collected if applicable.
The exact amount of these fees for the different grade levels and kindergarten is provided with registration materials.
WAIVING OF SCHOOL FEES
The Board of Education has adopted a policy, which permits the waiving of instructional fees for students whose parents or guardians are unable to afford them.
Students are eligible for waiving of fees under the following conditions: the student is currently receiving aid under Article IV of the Illinois Public Aid Code; the student is currently eligible for free lunches or breakfasts pursuant to 105 ILCS 125/1 et seq., or the Superintendent may evaluate if a student is eligible because one or more of the following factors is present: the student’s family has suffered a very significant loss of income due to severe illness or injury in the family, or has had unusual expenses due to fire, flood, storm damage, or other similar emergency situations.
A student is also eligible for a fee waiver if, under applicable state or federal law, the student is homeless, a migrant, in foster care, a runaway, or participating in Head Start. Applications may be obtained from the district website or building principal.