CCSD21 to continue purchasing all school supplies, waive registration fees for 2024-2025 school year

March 22, 2024

Topic: Updates

Community Consolidated School District 21 will continue to provide all enrolled students with school supplies required for the 2024-2025 school year, marking the fifth consecutive year the district has made this decision. It will also waive registration fees for each student.

The move was initially implemented during the 2020-2021 school year, when district administration decided that between the crunch of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fact the year would begin remote, they did not believe families should have to pay for supplies.

β€œBy giving families the opportunity to use these funds for something else that their family needs, rather than having to use the money for registration and supplies, means we have positively impacted each family,” said Micheal DeBartolo, assistant superintendent for finance and operations/CSBO.

DeBartolo previously told the board that the district does not see the likelihood of going back to charging fees or requiring the purchase of supplies β€œat any point in the future,” but would communicate that should the sentiment change.