The Business Services Department vows to be respectful of District taxpayers by providing transparency that demonstrates how taxpayer funds are used as well as the funds received from other local, State and Federal sources.
Frequently asked questions:
HOW CAN I MAKE A PAYMENT?
Fee payments can be made online via RevTrak
, the District’s online payment system or through PowerSchool
. RevTrak is available via the website, www.d23.revtrak.net
, or through the PowerSchool Parent Portal, www.d23.powerschool.com/public
. Certain payments may ONLY be processed electronically through RevTrak. If you have questions regarding where a payment can be made, please contact the Business Services Office at (847) 870-3850.
RevTrak AND PowerSchool Parent Portal accept major credit cards and electronic check payments.
Cash and checks are accepted at the District Office OR in all District buildings.
Checks should be made payable to “Prospect Heights School District 23” or “PHSD23”
.WHAT IF I NEED A WAIVER OF SCHOOL FEES?
Students will not be denied educational service or academic credit due to the inability of parents/guardians to pay fees and charges. Students whose parents are unable to afford school fees may request a waiver. Applications for waivers may be submitted by a student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) who have been charged a fee. Waiver requests may be submitted on a household basis. Applications and District Administrative Regulations are available here
under the “Fee Waiver Forms section, in both English and Spanish.
Parents may also contact their child’s school or Lorrie Ellison at (847) 870-5559. Students who currently receive benefits under SNAP or TANF may be directly certified for a waiver of student fees. A child who is “directly certified” or is “categorically eligible” does NOT automatically
qualify for a school fee waiver without submission of an Application for Fee Waiver
Parents who are applying for a waiver, have qualified for free meals, or who have been “directly certified” should not make a fee payment until eligibility for a waiver has been established.
Waiver applications must be received within 45 days of enrollment of the school year or at any time circumstances have changed that might require a fee waiver. Waiver applications may be submitted starting at the opening of registration. However, decisions will not be made until AFTER the guidelines for eligibility are released by the Illinois State Board of Education – this typically occurs in July/August of the upcoming school year.
FAILURE TO MEET OBLIGATIONS
Families will be charged a $25.00 processing fee for each check that is not honored upon presentation to the financial institution. Failure to pay fees related to damage or loss of district-owned materials and equipment will result in the denial of school privileges, such as participation in extra-curricular activities, special after-school programs, social events, and graduation social events. The district does not withhold a student’s grades, transcripts, or diploma because of an unpaid balance on the student’s school account.
ALL registration fees must be paid by July 31st or 30 days AFTER registration, whichever comes first. Failure to do so will result in a 20% late fee being assessed. Delinquent accounts may also be turned over to a collection agency.
OTHER QUESTIONS REGARDING SCHOOL FEES?
Please contact Lorrie Ellison, Business Services Specialist, at (847) 870-5559 OR the building secretary at your child’s school.