Illinois statutes permit public school districts to charge students a fee for the use of textbooks, materials and supplies that are used in the course of a student’s education. Funds are budgeted for general supplies and materials, library materials, equipment, classroom supplies, and other consumable material each year. In addition, an annual budget for technology covers peripheral devices, technology supplies and software licenses used within the school.
The annual registration fee charged to students is intended to cover only a portion of the cost of these items. In general, school districts may not charge tuition to students residing in the district who attend public schools. Payment can be made by credit card online utilizing Skyward Family Access, the district’s student database system, or by cash or check at the student’s school.