D211 Board of Education Waives Student Fees for 2020-2021 School Year
The Township High School District 211 Board of Education voted to waive the $170 instructional fee and $75 per semester student parking fee for the 2020-2021 school year at its July 16, 2020 meeting. The move was directed to help families which have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In June, the Board of Education requested information on the possibility of waiving fees for the upcoming school year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a report presented to the Board, District Superintendent Dr. Lisa Small noted that approximately one-third of the students within the District currently have fees waived due to qualifying for the free and reduced lunch program. The report added that a portion of those waived fees are recovered through federal Title I funding.
The report estimated that waiving the 2020-2021 school year fees would total approximately $1.6 million. It further noted that the District would offset the financial impact as it ended the 2019-2020 school year with a $4.5 million budget surplus that was largely a result of school closures and expenditure reductions during the last quarter of the 2019-2020 school year due to the pandemic. The complete report is available on the District’s website.