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644 Pleasant Street | Belmont, MA 02478
phone: 617 - 993 - 5400

Fee Waiver Guidelines for 2018-2019

Fee waivers for the 2018-2019 school year will not be accepted until after the opening of the full day kindergarten fee payment system in June of 2018.

Fee waivers will be granted based on the household size and income limits listed below. In addition, the fee may be waived, in part or in whole, if a family is experiencing exigent circumstances such as an unforeseen medical problem, change in family status, change in employment for one or both parents, or other emergencies.  This type of waiver request may require a discussion with the Superintendent. 

School Programs Waiver

These guidelines are for the Belmont Public Schools programs noted below. The guidelines do not pertain to free and reduced lunch eligibility. Free and Reduced Price for school meals information is available here.

Along with your registration form or letter requesting a fee waiver, please submit a copy of your latest IRS 1040 tax return to the department or school associated with the fee. 

  • Athletics: Athletics Department, 221 Concord Ave. 
  • Fine and Performing Arts and Instrumental Music: Fine Arts Department, 221 Concord Ave. 
  • Saturday Morning Music School and All Town Chorus: Fine Arts Department, 221 Concord Ave 
  • High School Activities: BHS Office, 221 Concord Ave. 
  • Chenery Activities: Chenery Office, 95 Washington Street

Kindergarten Tuition Waiver 

Financial waivers are granted based on household size and income. To request a waiver, fill out the Fee Waiver Application found here. You may send the completed form with a copy of your 2017 federal tax return (Form 1040) to:  

Belmont Public Schools
C/O Business Office - Busing
644 Pleasant Street
Belmont, MA 02478

You may also fax your paperwork to 617-993-5439. For security reasons, please do not email your tax information to the Business Office. Waivers will be reviewed confidentially.

Full or partial waivers will be granted based on household size and income. The Sliding Fee Scale for 2018-19 is posted below.

For any portion of the full day kindergarten fee paid, please note: 

* The Belmont Public Schools is not in the position to provide legal or tax advice. However, please be advised that we have been notified by School Counsel that full day kindergarten tuition is not eligible for child care/dependent care expenses and it is not eligible for any beneficial tax treatment.

Bus Transportation Waiver 

Financial waivers are granted based on household size and income. To request a waiver, fill out the Fee Waiver Application found here. You may send the completed form with a copy of your 2017 federal tax return (Form 1040) to:  

Belmont Public Schools
C/O Business Office - Busing
644 Pleasant Street
Belmont, MA 02478

You may also fax your paperwork to 617-993-5439. For security reasons, please do not email your tax information to the Business Office. Waivers will be reviewed confidentially.

Fee Waiver Scale for 2018-2019
Household Size Free 50% of State Median Income 85% of State Median Income 100% of State Median Income Over 100% of State Median Income
2 31,471 37,456 63,690 74,930 over 74,930
3 39,801 46,280 78,676 92,560 over 92,560
4 47,382 55,096 93,662 110,191 over 110,191
5 56,242 63,911 108,648 127,822 over 127,822
6 63,999 72,726 123,634 145,452 over 145,452
7 65,454 74,379 126,444 148,758 over 148,758
8 66,908 76,032 129,254 152,064 over 152,064
9 68,362 77,685 132,064 155,369 over 155,369
% of Fee to be Paid 0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
Full Day Kindergarten Fee for one child
  FREE $875.00 $1,750.00 $2,625.00 $3,500.00
Instrumental Music Program Fee for one child
  FREE $62.50 $125 $187.50 $250
BHS Fine and Performing Arts Fee for one child
  FREE $68.75 $137.50 $206.25 $275
BHS Athletic Fee for one child
 1st Season Enrolled FREE $112.50 $225 $337.50 $450
2nd Season Enrolled FREE $75 $150 $225 $300
3rd Season Enrolled FREE $37.50 $75 $112.50 $150
BHS Activities Fee for one child
  FREE $25 $50 $75 $100
Chenery Middle School Fine Arts, Athletics and Activities Fee for one child
  FREE $37.50 $75 $112.50 $150
BUSING
  FREE $143.75 $287.50 $431.25 $575
Grade 8 Washington DC Trip
  FREE $235.00 $470.00 $705.00 $940.00

*Please note income includes: earnings from work before deductions, welfare, child support, alimony, pensions, retirement, social security, and other miscellaneous income.

Contact Us

  • Administration: 617-993-5400
  • High School: 617-993-5900 
  • Chenery Middle School: 617-993-5800 
  • Butler School: 617-993-5550 
  • Burbank School: 617-993-5500 
  • Wellington School: 617-993-5600 
  • Winn Brook School: 617-993-5700
  • BPS Webmaster: send email
 
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