6750.1: Student Fees

Pursuant to Policy 6750 and Neb. Rev. Stat. §79-2,135 et seq., the District may, and hereby does, require and collect fees or other funds from or on behalf of District students or require District students to furnish or provide, supplies, equipment, or attire as provided for herein below. 

I. Elementary School Fees: 

A. Extracurricular Activities* 

1. All Clubs: Students pay a fee of up to $30 (but not to exceed actual cost of conducting the club activities) for membership and activities in each club. 

2. All Clubs: Students pay a fee of up to $15 (but not to exceed actual cost) for screen-printed club t-shirt. 

3. School will not fund competition beyond the state level. 

4. Choir: Students pay a fee of up to $15 (but not to exceed actual cost) for screen-printed choir t-shirt. 

B. Special Transportation 

1. §79-241 (option enrollment students): n/a 

2. §79-605 (tuition students): n/a 

3. §79-611 (students within 4 miles and open enrollment students): n/a 

C.Copies of Files/Records 

1. Students pay 10 cents per page. 

D. Lost/Damaged Property 

1. Students pay for repair or replacement cost of property. 

E. Before/After School 

1. Mini-Classes: Students pay up to $60 per class, including materials (6-8 sessions, but not to exceed actual cost). 

F. Summer/Night School* 

1. District Summer School: Students pay up to $155 (for no more than up to 3 instructional hours per day for 12 days in June). 

2. Building Level Summer School: Students pay up to $4 per hour, including materials. 

G. Breakfast/Lunch Programs* 

1. Students pay for breakfast (i.e., current cost of breakfast $1.45). 

2. Students pay for lunch (i.e., current cost of lunch $2.75). 

3. Students pay for dinner (i.e., current cost of dinner $2.95) 

H. Non-Specialized Attire 

1. PE: Students provide tennis shoes. 

2. Art: Students provide a paint shirt. 

I.  Musical Instruments (Optional Courses, Non-Extracurricular) * 

1. Band & Strings: Students provide their own instruments. 

*The requirements marked with an asterisk (*) may be waived for students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. 

II. Middle School Fees: 

A. Extracurricular Activities* 

1. Montessori Immersion Experiences: Students pay up to a total of $500 (but not to exceed actual cost) for up to four trips. 

2. School will not fund competition beyond the state level. 

3. Sixth Grade Outdoor Education: Students pay up to $50. 

4. All Clubs: Students pay $0 to $140 (not to exceed the cost of conducting club activities) for membership and activities in each club. 

5. Athletics: Students pay a $50 participation fee for football. Students pay a $40 participation fee for 
interscholastic sports. Students pay a $25 participation fee for each intramural sport. 

6. All Sports: Students provide elastic waist shorts, t-shirt, socks, shoes and cold weather attire as needed. 

7. Football: Students provide appropriate athletic shoes. 

8. Volleyball: Students provide appropriate athletic shoes for use indoors only. 

9. Basketball: Students provide appropriate athletic shoes for use indoors only. 

10. Wrestling: Students provide appropriate athletic shoes for use indoors only. 

11. Track: Students provide appropriate athletic shoes. 

12. Other Requirements: Students who participate in athletics and/or the Cross Country Club are required to have a sports physical (except for intramural basketball/volleyball) and must be covered by health insurance. Health insurance is available through private carriers, or, for those who qualify, the State of Nebraska. 

B. Spectator Admission / Transportation 

1. Students pay an admission fee to activities, not to exceed $10 per person per event. The site administrator shall determine the admission charges to each “home” middle school event. 

C. Special Transportation 

1. §79-241 (option enrollment students): n/a 

2. §79-605 (tuition students): n/a 

3. §79-611 (students within 4 miles and open enrollment students): Transportation for students whose residences are two miles or more from school is provided through Student Transportation of America at $1.50 per trip (with the balance of the cost paid by the District). 

D. Copies of Files/Records 

1. Students pay 10 cents per page. 

E. Before/After School 

1. Mini-Classes: Students pay up to $40 per class, including materials (6-8 sessions, but not to exceed actual cost). 

F. Lost/Damaged Property 

1. Students pay for repair or replacement of property. 

G. Summer/Night School* 

1. District Summer School: Students pay up to $155 (for no more than 3 instructional hours per day for 12 days – one course); $400 (for no more than 6 instructional hours per day for 12 days – one course); $134 for mini- 
courses (no more than 3 instructional hours per day for 4 days for each mini-course.) 

2. Middle School After-School Program: Students pay up to $30 (for up to one hour per day for one week); up to $60 (for 2 to 3 hours per day for one week). 

3. Summer Opportunities instruction for students – no more than &150 (per opportunity per student). 

4. Transition Programs: $10. 

H. Breakfast/Lunch Programs* 

1. Students pay for breakfast (i.e., current cost of breakfast $1.65). 

2. Students pay for lunch (i.e., current cost of lunch $ 2.95). A la carte selections vary in price. 

3. Students pay for dinner (i.e., current cost of dinner $2.95) 

I. Non-Specialized Attire 

1. PE: Students provide athletic shoes, elastic waist shorts, t-shirt, and cold weather attire as needed. 

J. Musical Instruments (Optional, Non-Extracurricular) * 

1. Band & Strings: Students provide their own instruments. 

K. Music Items (Extracurricular)* 

1. Swing Choir & Jazz Band: Students provide their own instruments and attire. Required performance attire will not exceed a cost of $125. 

* The requirements marked with an asterisk (*) may be waived for students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches

III. High School Fees 

A. Extracurricular Activities* 

1. All Clubs: Students pay up to $800 (not to exceed the cost of conducting club activities) for membership and activities in each club. 

2. All Activities: Students pay a $65 fee for participation in athletics and activities governed by the Nebraska School Activities Association (fee includes an Athletic Admission Ticket for “home” school events). (Journalism, Concert Choir, and Orchestra are excluded.) 

3. Curriculum Related Activities (i.e., Marching Band, DECA, SkillsUSA, HOSA, FCCLA, Debate, Forensics, and FCS): 

The District does not fund competitive activities for students beyond the state level. After approval from principal or designee, fundraising and/or donations must cover the cost of competition beyond the state level. 

4. Graduation Materials: Students purchase selected cap and gown. 

5. Drama Club: Students pay $25 for supplies, materials, and services. 

6. Athletics, Cheerleading and Dance: Students are required to have a physical and must be covered by health insurance to participate. (Health insurance is available through private carriers, or, for those who qualify, the State of Nebraska.) 

7. All Athletics: Students provide elastic waist shorts, t-shirt, socks, shoes, towels and cold weather attire as needed. 

8. Football: Students provide appropriate athletic shoes and practice jersey. 

9. Volleyball: Students provide appropriate athletic shoes and knee pads for use indoors only. 

10. Basketball: Students provide appropriate athletic shoes for use indoors only and practice jersey. 

11. Cross Country: Students provide appropriate athletic shoes. 

12. Tennis: Students provide tennis racquet and appropriate athletic shoes and pay indoor court fees up to $30 per season. 

13. Golf: Students provide golf clubs, golf bag, golf balls, and appropriate athletic shoes and pay range or green fees up to $30 per season. 

14. Softball: Students provide softball glove, bat appropriate athletic shoes, and colored socks. 

15. Baseball: Students provide baseball glove, bat, appropriate athletic shoes, and colored socks and pay indoor facilities fees up to $30 per season. 

16. Soccer: Students provide shin guards, appropriate athletic shoes, and colored socks and pay indoor facilities fees up to $30 per season. 

17. Wrestling: Students provide appropriate athletic shoes for use indoors only. 

18. Swimming: Students provide swimsuits, towels, goggles and fins. 

19. Track: Students provide appropriate athletic shoes. 

20. Dance Team/Cheerleading/Show Choir: Students purchase selected uniforms and pay fees to a summer camp 

21. Intramurals: Students pay intramural fees, not to exceed $25 (per intramural activity, per person), for intramural participation. The site administrator shall determine the fee for each intramural activity. 

22. Unified Sports: Students provide appropriate athletic shoes.

B. Spectator Admission / Transportation 

1. Students pay admission fees, not to exceed $30 (per event, per person), to school activities. The site administrator shall determine the admission charges to each “home” high school event. 

2. Athletic Admission Ticket: Students pay $40 for admission to all “home” high school athletic events (non- tournament competitions). 

C. Post-Secondary Education 

1. Post-Secondary Education costs: Students pay the cost of tuition and other fees only associated with obtaining credits from a post-secondary educational institution if the student chooses to apply for post-secondary education credit (i.e., $37 per credit for courses that require a Metropolitan Community college (MCC) instructor, 48 per Early College course through MCC. $250 per course at University of Nebraska –Omaha (UNO). University of Nebraska High School $200 per five credit course and $50 administrative fee per course (online classes). 

2. Advanced Placement Exams Fees: Students may pay the cost of each exam (i.e., currently $94 per exam) pending other available resources. 

3. International Baccalaureate Exams Fees: Students may pay for the cost of exams (i.e., currently approximately $850 for two years of testing). Students pay IB Registration Fees (currently $160) pending other available resources. 

D. Special Transportation 

1. §79-241 (option enrollment students): n/a 

2. §79-605 (tuition students): n/a 

3. §79-611 (students within 4 miles and open enrollment students): n/a 

E. Copies of Files/Records 

1. Transcript fee: Students pay $5. 

2. Other Requests: Students pay 10 cents per page 

F. Lost/Damaged Property 

1. Students pay for cost of repair or replacement of property. 

G. Before/After School 

1. Mini-Classes: Students pay up to $40 per class, including materials (6-8 sessions, but not to exceed actual cost). 

H. Summer/Night School* 

1. District Summer School: Students pay up to $175 (for 3 instructional hours per day for 24 days, 1 one-semester course); $350 (for 6 instructional hours per day for 24 days, 2 one-semester courses); $140 (for up to3 instructional hours per day for 14 days, noncredit or special program course); $1 55 (for up to 3 instructional hours per day for 15 days, noncredit step-up to high school course). 

2. Summer Opportunities instruction for students - no more than $40 (per opportunity per student). 

3. Night School: Students may pay up to $170 for 5 credit semester offering for credit recovery courses only. 

I. Breakfast/Lunch Programs* 

1. Students pay for breakfast (i.e., current cost of breakfast $1.90). 

2. Students pay for lunch (i.e., current cost of lunch $ 3.45). A la carte selections vary in price. 

3. Students pay for dinner (i.e., current cost of dinner $2.95) 

J. Parking Permit 

1. Students wishing to park in school lots during the school day must obtain a parking permit for $40. 

2. Students who accrue parking lot violations during the school day may be charged up to $10 per violation. 

K. Non-Specialized Attire 

1. PE: Students provide athletic shoes, socks, swimsuit, towel, elastic-waist shorts, t-shirt, and cold weather attire as needed. 

2. Lifeguarding: Students provide a CPR mouth guard. 

L. Musical Instruments (Optional, Non-Extracurricular) * 

1. Band and Strings: Students provide their own instruments including drum sticks and mallets for percussion. 

M. Music Items (Extracurricular)* 

1. Pep Band: Students provide a colored polo shirt (general description by band instructor). 

2. Band: Students may provide black or white leather shoes as generally described by band instructor. 

N. Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training 

1. Students will purchase additions to their uniform (cords, ribbon holder, ribbons) not to exceed $40.00 per year. 

2. Students will pay a uniform cleaning fee not to exceed $135 a year. 

* The requirements marked with an asterisk (*) may be waived for students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches 

IV. Student Fee Fund: 

A. The District shall establish a Student Fee Fund, which shall be a separate fund not funded by tax revenue. 

B. All money collected from students pursuant to §79-2,127(1) (related to extracurricular activities), §79-2,127(3) (related to post-secondary education costs), and §79-2,127(8) (related to summer school and night school) shall be deposited into the Student Fee Fund. Money expended from such fund shall be for the purposes for which it was collected from students. 

* The requirements marked with an asterisk (*) may be waived for students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. 

V. Waiver pf Fees and/or Requirements: 

A. Students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches under the USDA child nutrition programs may have fees and requirements waived for the following: 

1. §79-2,133 Related to participation in extracurricular activities. 
 

2. §79-2,131 Related to optional music courses and extracurricular music activities. 

B. Participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program shall not be required for students to qualify for a waiver of fees and/or requirements.     

C. Any qualified student desiring a waiver of fees and/or requirements shall complete and submit a Request for Waiver of Fees and/or Requirements form to the building principal (or his/her designee). Once the Request is processed, the principal (or his/her designee) shall inform the student as to whether the Request was approved or denied.

Date of Adoption
July 15, 2002
Date of Revision
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