Code No.: 502.12R1
SCHOOL FEES WAIVER AND REDUCTION PROCEDURES
The board recognizes that while certain fees charged students are appropriate and authorized, certain students
and their families are not financially able to pay the fees. The school district will grant either full waivers,
partial waivers or temporary waivers depending upon the circumstances and the student or student’s
parents’/guardians’ ability to meet the financial criteria.
A. Waivers –
1. Full Waivers – a student will be granted a full waiver of fees charged by the school district if
the student or student’s parents meet the financial eligibility criteria for free meals under the
Child Nutrition program, Family Investment Program, or transportation assistance under open
enrollment. Students in foster care are also eligible for full waivers.
2. Partial Waivers – a student will be granted a partial waiver of fees charged by the school district
if the student or the student’s parents meet the financial eligibility criteria for reduced price
meals offered under the Child Nutrition program. [A partial waiver is based on the same
percentage as the reduced price meals.]
3. Temporary Waivers – a student may be eligible for a temporary waiver of fees charged by the
district in the event the student’s parents are facing financial difficulty. Temporary waivers
may be applied for at any time throughout the school year and will not extend beyond the end
of the school year.
B. Application – Parents or students eligible for a fee waiver will make an application on the form
provided by the school district. Applications may be made at any time but must be renewed
C. Confidentiality – The school district will treat the application and application process as any other
student record and student confidentiality and access provisions will be followed.
D. Appeals – Denials of a waiver may be appealed to the Superintendent of the Anamosa Community
E. Fines or charges assessed for damage or loss to school property are not fees and will not be waived.
F. Notice – the school district will annually notify parents and students of the waiver. The following
information will be included in registration materials.
Students whose families meet the income guidelines for free and reduced price lunch, the Family Investment
Program (FIP), or transportation assistance under open enrollment, or who are in foster care are eligible to have
their student fees waived or partially waived. Students whose families are experiencing a temporary financial
difficulty may be eligible for a temporary waiver of student fees. Parents or students who believe they may
qualify for temporary financial hardship should contact the secretary in the school building their child(ren)
attend to request a waiver form. This waiver does not carry over from year to year and must be completed
Code No.: 502.12R1