- Step One - Determine School Boundaries
- Step Two - Fees
- Step Three - Before and After Care
- Step Four - Documentation
- Step Five - Online Registration
- What are the textbook rental rates and fees for elementary students?
- What are the textbook rental rates and fees for middle and high school students?
- When is book rental due?
- How do I pay textbook fees?
- Does the textbook rental rate and fee cover the whole school year?
- Textbook Assistance
- I plan to move to Carmel after the start of the school year. Are the fees the same?
- What if my child loses a textbook?
- What if I don’t pay the book rental fee?
- Why are rental fees charged for textbooks in the State of Indiana?
- How are textbooks selected?
|2020-21 Elementary Textbook Rental Fees|
If you qualify for free or reduced lunch, you are also eligible for free textbooks. You must file for textbook assistance at the time of enrollment. You must reapply for this program each school year that you are interested in textbook assistance.
The Textbook Rental Fee is established within the Indiana Code (IC 20-26-12). Like the vast majority of school districts in our state, Carmel Clay Schools chooses to use this funding mechanism instead of utilizing General Fund dollars. Carmel Clay Schools believes that our students are best served by using the General Fund to pay for hiring teachers and providing instructional support.
Like every other school district in the State of Indiana, Carmel Clay Schools has a textbook adoption process in place to make sure that we select quality instructional materials every six years from the adoption list prepared by the Indiana Department of Education. Districts must choose materials from this list (or the state continued use list) or submit a waiver by June 1 for approval to use materials not on the state adoption list.
A committee of parents, teachers, administrators, and students meet monthly throughout the school year to examine materials and make their final recommendation to the superintendent and school board. After the school board approves the textbook selections, book rental fees are established accordingly.
A fee-based after school care program is available to elementary school students who elect to participate. This care is provided by the Carmel Clay Parks Department. For the 2021-22 school year, elementary school students may arrive for before school care at 7:15am for free. Please communicate directly with schools if your students plans to regularly arrive between 7:15am - 7:30am.
Gather the following required documentation:
- An official birth certificate (not a hospital record) or Passport.
- Immunization records. Please see the Indiana immunization requirements.
- If enrollment is not made by the biological parent(s), proof of court ordered guardianship or custody (if applicable) with government issued Photo ID of the guardian.
- Proof of residency
- Purchase agreement, closing documents, deed, lease, mortgage document, property tax statement, current homeowner's insurance policy, AND
- Gas or electric utility bill (other utilities not accepted)
- Government issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, etc.) for one parent or guardian
- Transcript or record of academic history, if enrolling at Carmel High School
- Enrollment Instructions
- Free and Reduced-Price Meals
- McKinney-Vento Act
- School Supplies
- Students from the Clay Center Elementary boundary may attend Carmel Middle School. Transportation is not guaranteed and will be reassessed annually. Please use the In-District Transfer Form to complete your enrollment.
- Students from the Cherry Tree Elementary boundary may attend Carmel Middle School. Transportation is not guaranteed and will be reasssessed annually. Please use the In-District Transfer Form to complete your enrollment.
Carmel Clay Schools participate in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. A benefit of these programs is the ability to provide free or reduced-price meals to families who are eligible according to the federal income guidelines.
The McKinney-Vento Act provides certain rights for homeless students. They include waiving certain requirements such as proof of residency when students are enrolling and allowing categorical eligibility for certain services, such as free textbooks.