Student and childcare Fees
Student fees are determined by the Board of Education and support the education of students in District 65. Fees for families with returning students are mailed in the spring. In addition, any family that has a prior balance or balance for the upcoming school year will receive a fee statement during the month of May. Parents/guardians may view their account balance by logging in to the SISK12 Parent Portal
Fees for new students and incoming kindergarteners are paid at the time of registration unless families are applying for free or reduced-priced lunch. All fees are waived for students qualifying for free lunch. For more information about student fees, balance inquiries, request for payment plan or waiver, and payment options, please contact the Business Department at (847) 859-8040.
The fees listed below are per student for the 2016-2017 school year.
FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS
Student fees are waived for families that qualify for free meals and fees are discounted for families that qualify for reduced-price meals. Families that are applying for free or reduced price meals do not pay school fees until after the meal application process has been completed. Families will receive a Letter of Determination from the Nutrition Services Department and student fees will be assessed accordingly.
The cost of transportation for students enrolled in magnet schools or magnet programs is determined annually. Families are assessed the cost for transportation and will receive a statement. For more information, please visit the Transportation Services
section of the website or call the Transportation Department at (847) 424-2425.
Participation fees are collected as necessary and may include PE uniforms (grades 6-8), Allied Arts, graduation fees for eighth grade students, and field trips. Scholarships may be available for certain participation fees by contacting the child's school.
Upon receipt of the student fee statement, please return your payment to the Joseph E. Hill Education Center (ATTN: Student Fees) at 1500 McDaniel Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201. Payments may be dropped off in the Business Department (second floor) or left in the drop box outside of the building. Student fees (e.g., general student, technology, classroom activity, and transportation) may also be paid online through Illinois e-Pay. Click on the icon above to pay student fees online. Families that are not eligible for free or reduced price lunch but cannot pay school or transportation fees due to special circumstances may apply for a payment plan or fee waiver by contacting the Business Department.
Please be advised that a $20 late fee will be assessed for 2016-2017 school year fees paid after September 30, 2016 or 30 days after the registration date, if registered after the start of the school year.
SCHOOL AGE CHILDCARE FEES
Regular payments are typically paid in two-week installments. Payments should be addressed to D65 Childcare. Please include the child's name or ID number with the payment. Please contact the Childcare Office at (847) 859-8118 or (847) 859-8306 to confirm availability of Optional Care prior to making a payment.
*Initial fees for Before and/or After Childcare include a $50 non-refundable registration fee for the first child and $25 for each additional child.
**As of March 23, 2015, Optional Care for the entire school year (total of nine days) is $450 per child. Optional Care fees will be pro-rated based on the number of Optional Care days that remain at the time of enrollment. This fee only includes Optional Care and does not include before or after school care.