Fees, as identified by the Jordan District Board of Education, will be waived in accordance with the Utah State Board of Education standards for students whose parents or legal guardians verify evidence of inability to pay. Inability to pay is defined as those who are in state custody, foster care, or receiving public assistance in the form of Aid for Dependent Children, Supplemental Security Income, or are eligible according to Income Eligibility Guidelines July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019; and, that case-by-case determinations are made for those who do not qualify under one of the foregoing standards, but who, because of extenuating circumstances such as, but not limited to, exceptional financial burdens such as loss of substantial reduction of income or extraordinary medical expenses, are not reasonably capable of paying the fee. (The receipt of unemployment compensation and/or reduced price school lunch does not constitute public assistance as defined above.)
State law requires a school district to provide alternatives in lieu of fee waivers (except for textbooks), “to the fullest extend reasonably possible according to individual circumstances of both fee waiver applicant and school,” consistent with local board policies and/or guidelines. Your student will have several options from which to choose in completing the community service requirement. Those options include:
- Community service at the school, such as tutorial assistance to other students, or service outside of regular school hours as a student aide to school staff;
- Community service in community; or
- When special needs require, community service in the home.
Students may not provide community service to their own employers, nor may they fulfill a community service requirement by working for a commercial establishment other than a facility such as a nursing home or hospital where volunteer services are commonly provided.
If a request of a fee waiver is denied, the student or parent may appeal the decision to the Jordan School District Administration. If the administration upholds the decision to deny the fee waiver, the student or parent may appeal to the Jordan School District Board of Education.