Fees

2020-21 Enrollment Fees

The West Des Moines Community Schools Board of Education approved the following fees for the 2020-21 school year on June 8, 2020. These fees are effective July 1, 2020.

Families who qualify for free and reduced lunch are also eligible for reduced fees. Each school may have optional items to purchase. These items should be listed online under your student’s school.

Pay Fees Online (starting July 1, 2020)

Textbook Fees
Grade Level Regular Fee Reduced Fee
Kindergarten (Full-Day)-Grade 6 $60/yr $42/yr
Grades 7-8 $70/yr $49/yr
Grade 9-12 $90/yr $63/yr
Transportation Fees Learn more
Trip Regular Fee Reduced Fee
 Annual Round-Trip $490 $343
 Annual One-Way $255 $178
 Quarterly Round-Trip Pass $123 $86
 Quarterly One-Way $64 $45
Replacement Bus Pass (first time free) $10 after first replacement
Lunch Prices with Milk
Grade Level Regular Fee Reduced Fee
Elementary School $2.90 $.40*
Junior High School & High School $3 $.40*
Adults $3.85*
Breakfast Prices (where available)
Grade Level Regular Fee Reduced Fee
Elementary School $2 $.30*
Junior High School & High School $2.10 $.30*
Adults $2.30*
Instrument Rental Fees
Fee Regular Fee Reduced Fee
Musical Instrument Rental (strings/band) $65/yr or $33/sem $45/yr or $23/sem
Musical Instrument Rental (percussion) $50/yr or $25/sem $35/yr or $17/sem
Media Item Fees
Chromebook Fees Cost
1:1 Chromebook no cost to family
Chromebook Full Replacement $160
Chromebook Case Replacement $18
Chromebook Charger Replacement $23
Book Fees Cost
Book Rebinding Actual Cost
Lost Book or Paperback Book Original Cost
Library Fines Varies
Secondary-Specific Fees
Student Activity Ticket, Grades 9-12 (optional, nonrefundable) $60/yr no cost
Student Activity Ticket, Grades 7-8 (optional, nonrefundable) $40/yr no cost
Student Transcript (first two free) $5 after first two transcripts
Valley Student ID Replacement (first time free) $5 after first replacement
Valley Cap & Gown Fee $50
PE Lock Replacement $5
Tech. Ed. Padlock Replacement $10
Yearbook Fees
Valley Yearbook (optional) $60 (order by Jan. 15)
Southwoods Yearbook (optional) $32 ($35 after January 1)
Junior High Yearbooks (optional) $30
Valley/Southwoods Parking Fines
Falsification $20
Failure to Register $20
Unauthorized Area $20
Illegal Parking $20
Illegal Parking in Handicap Space $100
Replacement Parking Tag $10
Other Fees
Insufficient Check Charge $30^
Home Schooling $11.25/class (full semester) $5.63/class (half semester)
Driver Education Regular Fee Reduced Fee
Driver Education** $345 $241
if paying by credit card $355 $248
Summer School Classes at Valley and Walnut Creek Regular Fee Reduced Fee
 In-District Student $225 $157
Out-of-District Student $275 $192

*Required by law

^Subject to change based on current overdraft charges from the bank.

**The district’s agreement with Street Smarts (driver education provider) could result in higher fees if fuel prices reach a specified level or if the state requires expanded curriculum and/or drive times. The WDMCS Board of Education would first have to approve the higher fees.