Chapter 3



    School District 15 charges a book rental, material, and technology fee to help defray costs. If you are new to the District, fees are payable at the time of enrollment. During the summer, annual enrollment, including payment of fees for the coming school year, is conducted by mail. Students who enroll late may pay the fees in the school office when they register.

    Book/material/technology fees for the 2018-19 school year are:

    • Kindergarten—$60
    • Grades 1-6—$120
    • Grades 7-8—$135

    Late fee payment charge is $50 per student if fees are not paid by December 1, 2018. Returned check fee charge is $25 per check. Because all books under this rental plan are the property of the Board of Education, the cost for replacement of lost or damaged books is the responsibility of the student.


    District 15 students who live 1½ or more miles from the school they will attend are entitled to bus transportation at no charge. Bus transportation is available to other students on a paid basis to the extent that transportation services are available, except that no stops will be made less than one-half mile from a school building, and are approved on a case-by-case basis by transportation.

    Transportation fees for pay riders for the 2018-19 school year are:

    On or before August 1, 2018*    After August 1, 2018

    One child .............................$370 ..............................$420
    Two children .........................$470 ..............................$520
    Three or more children .........$520 ..............................$570

    *Families new to the District after the beginning of the school year will pay a pro-rated amount dependent on the date of registration.

    Payment in full must accompany the application for paid transportation. Unless you are new to the District or are leaving the District, the annual transportation fee cannot be pro-rated, waived, or refunded. Applications for paid transportation are available at all schools or on the District website at Questions should be directed to Transportation Services at 847-963-3900.


    Other fees collected from students include any additional PE clothes (the one-time fee of $9 is now included in the annual book/material/technology fee. Students will pay $9 for any additional PE clothes) and graduation gown rental (Grade 8). Other student fees are optional. They include interscholastic sports ($85/sport/year or $175 maximum/student/year, nonrefundable), instrument rental (Grades 5-8) (see Instrument Rental, page 24), Chromebook Optional Protection Plan (Grades 6-8), and/or regular bus fees for students living less than 1½ miles from school (see Transportation section). There is no charge for the activity bus.


    Fees may be paid by cash, check, or credit card.

    Cash payments should be made by the parent in the office of the child’s attendance school, where a payment receipt will be issued.

    Check payments should be made payable to “CCSD15,” and can be mailed to your child’s school or the District Office at the address below, noting the student’s name, amount paid, and parent’s name in the payment envelope.

    580 N. 1st Bank Drive
    Palatine, IL 60067-8110

    Credit card payments may be submitted online via RevTrak, You will need your Parent Portal email address and a valid credit card number. If you need assistance with your Parent Portal email address, please call your child’s school for assistance. Parents who do not have Internet access may come to the District 15 office at 580 N. 1st Bank Drive, Palatine, to process their credit card payments.


    Parents will receive information on the District’s fee waiver by mail in July, along with an application for the waiver. If the family’s home language is other than English, the information will be written in the appropriate language or an interpreter will be provided. Students eligible for the free or reduced-price lunch program qualify for the fee waiver, as do students whose parent(s)/guardian(s) are on active military duty or deployment. Fees will be waived at the time of approval of the free or reduced-price lunch application. No additional application is required. If the student does not qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, the parent may call the District office to request the application for fee waiver form. A detailed explanation of family circumstances and documentation is required. Factors that are considered include: illness in the family; unusual expenses resulting from circumstances such as fire, flood, or storm damage; seasonal employment; or other emergency situations.

    Students eligible under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act will have fees waived. Please contact Alicia Corrigan at 847-963-3152 or if you have questions about or believe that your family may qualify for services under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

    School District 15 has purchased a student accident insurance program that covers your child for injuries incurred during school hours and while participating in all school-sponsored and supervised activities, including sports.