Pay Student Fees
Student Fees for 2019-20: required fees remain unchanged for 11th year
Fees for 2019-20 were adopted by the Board of Education at the March 18, 2019 meeting. This is the 11th year that annual required student fees have remained constant. Small increases were approved for participation in middle school interscholastic sports and cross country. A complete fee list for 2019-20 is available here.
What makes up required fees? As guided by Illinois law, District 64 charges an annual student fee to support learning by partially offsetting expenses for instructional materials, supplies and technology. Required student fees have remained the same for 11 years. Student fees do not cover salaries to deliver education, such as teachers and teacher assistants, or for other staff, such as office/health assistants, custodians, principals, or District administration. The only staff salaries that can be included in fees are for student supervision.
How are costs shared between current parents and taxpayers?
In this fee study for 2019-20, charts illustrate the major components for both elementary and middle school students, while itemized lists offer complete details for each category. At the elementary level, students receive materials, supplies and technology valued at $628; the required student fee for grades 1-5 is $227. Therefore, the cost split is 36% paid by parents of current students and 64% carried in the District’s budget paid by all local property taxpayers. At the middle school level, students receive materials, supplies and technology valued at $692; the required student fee for grades 6-8 is $315. Therefore, the cost split is 46% paid by parents of current students and 54% carried in the District’s budget paid by all local property taxpayers.
Please visit the Elementary Lunch webpage or the Middle School Lunch wepage for monthly lunch menus and information on how to order/pay. Information on how to apply for free lunch/milk is provided below.
EXTENDED DAY KINDERGARTEN / JEFFERSON COMMUNITY PRE-SCHOOL REGISTRATION FEES
Parents paying registration fees in the spring pay online through the PowerSchool parent portal (also known as Infosnap). Parents who wish to defer registration payment will be billed by the District via PayPal (no PayPal account needed).
EXTENDED DAY KINDERGARTEN / JEFFERSON COMMUNITY PRE-SCHOOL MONTHLY FEES
Parents will be billed eah month by the District via PayPal (no PayPal account needed).
OTHER FEES OR PAYMENTS
CHROMEBOOK: Those with Chromebook incident fees (for damage to Chromebooks) will be billed by the District via PayPal (no PayPal account needed).
MySchoolBucks INSTRUCTIONS: If you do not already have a MySchoolBucks account, you can find instructions here (PDF)
BAND AND ORCHESTRA: For those signing up during the spring registration periord, payment is made through the PowerSchool parent portal (also known as Infosnap). Parents who wish to defer payment will be billed by the District via PayPal (no PayPal account needed). Parents who register their students for band and/or orchestra after the registration period will make payments via the MySchoolBucks portal.
Parents may also pay via a check or money order by mail or in person.
Questions on Payments? Contact Assistant Chief School Business Official Valerie Varhalla via email or phone 847-318-4322.
Application for Free Lunch/Milk and Student Fee Waiver
In order that no student is denied educational services due to the inability of parents or guardians to pay, the District waives fees for students who meet certain eligibility criteria. Basically, a student is eligible if the family's income is below the levels established by the Federal government. The waiver includes: the required grade level student fee; middle school interscholastic athletics fee; instrumental music and chorus fee; field trips; and, lunches. Children who receive these benefits are treated the same as other students; there is no discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability.
Note: There are separate criteria for free lunch/milk eligibility and student fee waiver eligibility. If you are applying for both free lunch/milk and the student fee waiver, please complete both applications.
2019-20 School Year