Activity Fee Waiver

  • An activity fee waiver is offered by the district for families experiencing financial hardship. Families must apply for the waiver using the Waiver Application for Activity Fee (see page 10). Students who qualify for free benefits (Free and Reduced Lunch program) do not need to submit an activity fee waiver.

    FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH STUDENTS

    Students who meet one of the following criteria automatically qualify for free benefits and have their Activity Fee waived:

    • A member of a household, as determined by the administering agency, receiving assistance under the Food Stamp Program, the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) or the Temporary Assistance for Needy Children Program (TANF) {TANF is the Federal designation; each State has its own name and acronym}
    • Enrollment in a Head Start or Even Start program on the basis of meeting that program’s low-income criteria
    • A homeless child as determined by the school district’s homeless liaison or by the director of a homeless shelter
    • A migrant child as determined by the State or local Migrant Education Program (MEP) coordinator
    • A runaway child who is receiving assistance from a program under the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, and is identified by the local educational liaison

    If you have questions regarding your status in one of the programs listed above, or need additional assistance, please contact your school Caseworker or the WCASD Social Worker Coordinator at 484-266-1226 or PALSTON@wcasd.net.

    WAIVER APPLICATION FOR ACTIVITY FEE

    Activity Fee Waivers are based on the availability of funding and are awarded to the families experiencing the greatest level of need. All approved requests are valid for one year only. Applications must be submitted annually.

    In order to request a waiver of the West Chester Area School District Activity Fee, please submit this form along with an explanation of hardship to:

    Dr. Kalia Reynolds, Assistant Superintendent, 782 Springdale Drive, Exton, PA 19341 Email application to: activityfee@wcasd.net

    Statement of Hardship:

    I certify that the above information is truthful and accurate. I will notify the Assistant Superintendent if my circumstances change.

    Parent/Guardian Name:

    Parent/Guardian Signature:

    Student Name(s) and their school(s)

    A waiver application does not need to be submitted for Free and Reduced Lunch students, these students are automatically eligible.