CAMERON PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM
ECONOMIC HARDSHIP WAIVER REQUEST
SCHOOL FEES CPSB Policy JS
The Cameron Parish School Board may assess certain student fees or charges to all students enrolled, for participation in specific courses, and/or for participation in various student activities. Under no circumstances may report cards or other educational records be withheld for failure to pay a fee.
Economic Hardship Waivers
The School Board may reduce or waive certain fees for economically disadvantaged students and students whose families are experiencing economic hardships and are financially unable to pay them.
Families may request a reduction or waiver of fees for economically disadvantaged students and for students whose families are experiencing economic hardships and are financially unable to pay them. Not all fees assessed by a school are eligible for a reduction or waiver. However, students should not be denied or delayed admission nor denied access to an instructional activity due to failure to pay a fee.
Examples of families/students experiencing economic hardship include, but are not necessarily limited to, families receiving unemployment benefits or public assistance, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, or families that are homeless.
Samples of fees that may qualify for a reduction or waiver include but are not limited to: KN - 5th grade classroom supply fees, 6th - 12th grade subject specific class fees, and 9th - 12th grade level class fees.
Samples of fees/dues that do not qualify for a reduction or waiver include but are not limited to: School-level, parish-level, state-level, or national-level club/organization membership dues, Extracurricular activity fees such as Dance Line or Cheerleader.
If a parent or guardian needs to request a waiver of fees due to an economic hardship request, you can request a Fee Waiver Form from your school’s Principal or download the form from the system and school website.