As an open access school, Morris Jeff Community School embraces learners of all backgrounds and holds each student to the highest expectations. Students are provided with a deep, rich curriculum that engages them in inquiry, develops strong critical thinking skills, and challenges them to a new level of learning. Our goal is to prepare students of Morris Jeff Community School to become lifelong learners.
In an effort to meet its mission, at times Morris Jeff will request families to pay certain fees and costs related to the academic program. Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular fees and costs are also issued to families during the school year. This is a necessary step in Morris Jeff’s ability to provide academic organization, enriching academic experiences, as well as extra-curricular experiences that are traditionally valued in public education.
Payment is accepted via cash, check or credit card through the My School Bucks website or front office. Fees are typically issued with a due date that varies based on the specific nature of the fee. Some fees are also eligible for partial installment payments.
Morris Jeff recognizes that families may face circumstances that cause them either a hardship or inability to pay said fees and charges. No student will ever be denied participation in a field trip because of a lack of ability to pay a fee. Nor will students be denied any other academic opportunity because of a lack of ability to pay a fee. Failure to pay any required fee shall not result in the withholding of a student’s educational record. In order to obtain a waiver of a particular fee, parents should complete a Waiver Request Form that is directed to the Executive Director of Finance & Operations. Free/Reduced Lunch, Direct Cert, SNAP, and Homeless Data will be reviewed to make a waiver determination. Waiver determinations will be communicated to the family via email. For waivers granted; a full waiver may be issued for students meeting the requirements to be recognized as receiving free lunch. A partial waiver may be issued to a student who has requested assistance that meets the requirements to be recognized as receiving reduced lunch.
Specific costs and fees may vary slightly from year to year. Please refer to the Student Fees Index for specific costs and ranges of fees.
Extracurricular fees associated with athletics, clubs, performance groups, or after-school groups are separate from student fees and collected on an individual basis once a student joins a team, club, or group.