8820.1 Administrative Procedures for Student Fees


The Grand Island Public Schools shall annually hold a public hearing at a regular or special meeting of the board on the proposed student fee policy, following a review of the amount of money collected from students pursuant to, and the use of waivers provided in, the student fee policy for the prior school year. The student fee policy shall be adopted by a majority vote of the school board and shall be published in the student handbook. The board shall provide a paper and/or electronic copy of the handbook to every student or to every household in which at least one student resides, at no cost to the student.

The student fee policy shall include regulations regarding:

  • Any non-specialized clothing required for specified courses and activities;
    • Any non-specialized attire required for participation in extra-curricular activities is to be as reasonably related to the course, non-specialized, general in nature, and suitable for as many similarly situated activities or courses as possible. Additionally, any specialized clothing is to be either provided at district expense or not required.
  • Any personal or consumable items a student will be required to furnish for specified courses and activities;
    • There are no personal or consumable items students will be required to bring in order to participate in courses. The district will publish a list of personal items a student may wish to voluntarily provide but which are not required by the district.
  • Any materials required for course projects if the project becomes the property of the student upon completion; and
  • Any specialized equipment or specialized attire which a student will be required to provide for any extracurricular activity, including extracurricular music courses.
    • Students must provide all minor personal or minor consumable items for participation in extracurricular activities. The following represents personal items a student may wish to voluntarily provide but which are not required by the district.

3. Fees for lost or damaged property is as follows:

The Grand Island Public Schools fees for lost or damaged property is as follows:

Fees for late library materials                                                     $1.00 (Per Day, $10.00 Maximum)

Fees for lost library materials                                                     Actual replacement cost

Fines for damage to textbooks, lockers, or desks                        Reasonable repair cost

Fee for replacement of Student ID                                              $5.00

Fees for lost materials                                                               Actual replacement cost

Fees for lost or damaged Electronic Communication Devices       Actual replacement cost

4. Any specialized equipment or attire, which a student will be required to provide for any extracurricular activity.

The district will not require any specialized equipment or attire for a student to participate in any extracurricular activities. However, the Grand Island Public Schools may require, as necessary, non-specialized equipment or attire for a student to participate in extra curricular activities.

5. Any fees required from a student for participation in any extracurricular activity.

The fee amount shown is the maximum amount to be charged. The School District of Grand Island reserves the right to charge less if the program can operate at a lower cost per pupil. The district will charge the following fees for participation in extra curricular activities.

                                             Student Activity Fee (Any one Student) Family (Any one family)

            Senior High                                           $0                                                        $0

            Middle Schools                                      $0                                                        $0 

The district may charge fees to recover the actual cost for the following items:

  • Uniform cleaning fees
  • Admission fees to events such as sports, drama, speech, music, dances, banquets, prom, after prom party
  • Organization fees
  • Extracurricular activity facility charges such as greens fees, tennis court fees, bowling fees, pool fees
  • Extracurricular activity workshops co-sponsored by the district or at district facilities such as sports clinics, cheer leading clinics, band clinics, swing choir or chorus clinics, flag corps clinics
  • Science Fair entry fees
  • Sheet music charges 

6. Any fees required for post secondary education cost.

The district will not charge any fees for post secondary education cost. However, students taking dual enrollment courses or other post secondary education course(s) will need to pay any dues, fees, tuition, and provide books and supplies associated with obtaining the necessary credit from their post secondary educational institution (e.g. Central Community College, UNL, UNO, UNK, etc.).

7. Any fees required for transportation cost pursuant to 79-241, 79-605, and 79-611.

Transportation cost pursuant to §79-241, 79-605 and 79-611 will be provided free of any fee or charge.

8. Any fees required for copies of student files or records pursuant to 79-2,104.

Copies of student files or records pursuant to §79-2,104 will be provided free of any fee or charge.

9. Any fees required for participation in before-and-after-school or pre-kindergarten services offered pursuant to section 79-1104.

Before/after school programs and pre-kindergarten services, if offered, will be offered without any charge to the participant.

10. Any fees required for participation in summer school or night school.

Summer school or night school programs, if offered, will be offered without any charge to the participant.

                        Certification tests                                              Institutional Fees (Only)
                        Post Secondary Education                                 Institutional Fees (Only)

11. Any Fees for Breakfast and Lunch Program

2016-2017 Meal/Milk Prices Full Price Reduced Price
Elementary Breakfast $1.80 $.30
Elementary Lunch $2.35 $.40
Elementary Milk - (Paper) $0.40 n/a
No reduced price for milk    
Middle School Breakfast $1.80 $.30
Middle School Lunch $2.55 $.40
Secondary Milk – (Plastic) $0.50 n/a
No reduced price for milk    
Senior High Breakfast $1.80 $.30
Senior High Lunch $2.65 $.40
Secondary Milk – (Plastic) $0.50 n/a
No reduced price for milk    
Adult Breakfast $2.15 n/a
Adult Lunch $3.50 n/a
Adult Chef Salad (does not include milk) $3.50 n/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. Fee Waiver Administrative Procedures

Each governing body may establish administrative procedures for waving fees or providing items otherwise required to be provided by students in other circumstances. The Grand Island Public Schools administrative procedures for waving fees and items otherwise required pursuant to subdivision (1) and (2) of section 3 and section 6 of the under the Public Elementary and Secondary Student Fee Authorization Act shall be:

  • An Application for Student Fees and Supplies Wavier Form must be completed by a child's custodial adult.
  • Families seeking a waiver based upon their status for participation in the United States Department of Agriculture child nutrition programs must complete, on an annual basis, an Application for Free and Reduced Priced Meals including Sharing Information with Other Programs.
  • Families or students who are automatically approved for participation in the United States Department of Agriculture child nutrition programs need not complete a new application. However, all other waiver requirements apply, including Sharing Information with Other Programs.
  • Participation in the United States Department of Agriculture child nutrition programs is not required.
  • Families must give permission to share information regarding their status with SDGI before a wavier will be considered.
  • Application for Student Fees and Supplies Wavier may be completed at any time during the school year.
  • Retroactive refunds of Student Fees and Supplies will NOT be made.

All Student Fees and Supplies may be waived in whole or part under the following circumstances:

  • A student is identified as being homeless.
  • Principal or assistant principal professional recommendation, based upon the student's or family’s ability to pay as determined under a reasonable and prudent person standard.

Except as provided in Grand Island Public Schools Policy 8820–Student Fees and the accompanying 8820.1 Administrative Procedures, the Grand Island Public Schools shall not collect any other moneys pursuant to the Public Elementary and Secondary Student Fees Authorization Act.

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