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School Fees to be Collected Starting August 1

WDMCS families will not have to pay school fees until after August 1, starting with the 2017-18 school year.

The district and its schools will collect school-related fees, transportation fees, and breakfast/lunch account payments for the upcoming school year from August 1 to October 1. Pre-payments for the upcoming year are not allowed as they cannot be assigned to a student account until after July.

The change will allow families time to complete and submit free and reduced-priced fee applications before billing occurs. The state does not provide its annual income guidelines for free and reduced-priced fee applications until July.

Families will be able to check their fee balance at any time after August 1 using their online account or by contacting the WDMCS Business Services Department at 515-633-5077.

Families may make payments online, in person, or by mail after August 1 for the new school year. Starting with the 2017-18 school year, families choosing to pay online will not be charged a convenience fee for their transactions.

Fees must be paid by October 1. The district will send an unpaid fee notice to families that have not paid fees by this time. If an account remains unpaid after November 15, the unpaid account will be turned over to a collection agency and notification of this action will be sent to the family. All notices will be sent by email to those families with an email address in Infinite Campus or mail to those that do not. For questions, please contact the West Des Moines Community Schools Business Services Department at 515-633-5077.

For questions, please contact the West Des Moines Community Schools Business Services Department at 515-633-5077.

Topics: Budget