Each year, the student fee structure is reviewed to determine whether the charges are aligned with the associated expense. Fees for the 2023-24 school year are listed below. Click here to view the 2023-24 Fee Letter >>

Student fees may be paid after July 1, 2023, and are due by September 30, 2023

Program Fees
Early Childhood Program (Half day at Whittier) $29.00
Elementary Grades K-5 $180.00
Middle School at Brooks and Julian $225.00

Student fee payments may be paid online beginning July 1 by selecting the Webstore link below. Please note that you will need your child’s Student Identification Number to pay online for new students.

The preferred method of payment is online but you may also pay by check or cash attached to the appropriate fee form. Fee forms may be printed from the links below, and are also available at the schools and at the District Office. For more information regarding student fees, please contact the Business Office at 708-524-7625.

Please note that students qualifying for free or reduced lunch may be considered for a school fee reduction or waiver based on economic hardship.

If you are applying for free or reduced-price meals, then it is important to complete the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Application and submit to your student’s school or to the Business Office as soon as possible to ensure timely processing. These applications must be filled out on an annual basis are available online under Food Service, at the individual schools, and at the District 97 Administrative Office located at 260 Madison St. in Oak Park.

For additional information regarding the food service program or the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Application, please call 708-524-7629.

Families that are not eligible for free or reduced price lunch but cannot pay school fees due to special circumstances may apply for a payment plan or fee waiver by contacting their student’s principal.