School Fees

  • 2020-21 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.

    How to Pay Fees Online

     

    View 2021-22 Fees

     

    Student Fee Waiver

    You may be eligible to have student fees waived or partially waived if you qualify for free and reduced-price meals. Qualifying families must complete a student fees waiver annually to have student fees waived.

    Learn more about student fees waiver

     

School Fees

  • Textbook Fees

    • Grades K-6: $60/year ($42/year reduced rate)
    • Grades 7-8: $70/year ($49/year reduced rate)
    • Grades 9-12: $90/year ($63/year reduced rate)

     

    Transportation Fees

    • Annual Round-Trip: $490 ($343 reduced rate)
    • Annual One-Way: $255 ($178 reduced rate)
    • Quarterly Round-Trip: $123 ($86 reduced rate)
    • Quarterly One-Way: $64 ($45 reduced rate)
    • Replacement Bus Pass: first time is free then $10

    Learn more about Transportation

     

    Instrument Fees

    • Strings/Band Rental: $65/year or $33/semester ($42/year or $23/semester reduced rate)
    • Percussion Rental: $50/year or $25/semester ($35/year or $17/semester reduced rate)

    Media Fees

    • 1:1 Chromebook: no cost to family
    • Chromebook Full Replacement: $160
    • Chromebook Case Replacement: $18
    • Chromebook Charger Replacement: $23
    • Book Rebinding: actual cost
    • Lost Book or Paperback Book: original cost
    • Library Fines: Varies

     

    Other Fees

    • Insufficent Check Charge: $30^
    • Home Schooling: $11.25/class for a full semester ($5.63/class for a quarter)

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

     

Meal Prices

  • Breakfast Prices (where available)

    • Grades PK-6: $2.00 ($.30* reduced rate)
    • Grades 7-12: $2.10 ($.30* reduced rate)
    • Adults: $2.30

     

    Lunch with Milk Prices

    • Grades PK-6: $2.90 ($.40* reduced rate)
    • Grades 7-12: $3.00 ($.40* reduced rate)
    • Adults: $3.85

     

    *Required by law

Secondary-Specific Fees

  • Activity Tickets

    • Student Activity Ticket (9-12): $60/year (no cost reduced rate); optional and nonrefundable
    • Student Activity Ticket (7-8): $40/year (no cost reduced rate); optional and nonrefundable

     

    Misc. Fees

    • P.E. Lock Replacement: $5
    • Driver Education**: $345 ($241 reduced fee)
    • Driver Education if paying by credit card**: $355 ($248 reduced fee)
    • Summer School Classes at Valley/Walnut Creek (In-District Student): $225 ($157 reduced fee)
    • Summer School Classes at Valley/Walnut Creek (Out-of-District Student): $275 ($192 reduced fee)
    • Student Transcript: first two free then $5
    • Tech. Ed. Lock Replacement: $10
    • Valley Student ID Replacement: first time free then $5
    • Valley Cap and Gown: $50

     **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.

     

    Valley/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


    Yearbook Fees

    • Valley Yearbook: $60 (order by Jan. 15); optional
    • Valley Southwoods Yearbook: $32 ($35 after Jan. 1); optional
    • Junior High Yearbooks: $30; optional
Last Modified on March 12, 2021