Melzer School

Empowering all students to succeed in a changing world

Fee Waiver & Free / Reduced Lunch - Applications

  • Fee Waiver Application


    East Maine School District 63 provides every student with equal educational services regardless of his or her financial means. The District waives fees for students who meet certain eligibility criteria. A student qualifies for a fee waiver if the family’s income is below the designated income to receive free lunches, the student or family is receiving public aid, or the family is faced with an extenuating circumstance, such as illness or unemployment.


    Applications are closed for the 2016-2017 school year. New applications for the 2017-2018 school year will become available in July.  


    (Last Modified about a minute ago)
    Comments (-1)
  • Free & Reduced Lunch Application

    Children need healthy meals to learn.  East Maine School District 63 offers healthy meals every school day.  Breakfast costs $1.60; lunch costs $2.75.  Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch. To apply for free or reduced-price meals, use the Household Eligibility Application, which is attached. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information.  
    Return the completed application to:
    East Maine School District 63
    10150 Dee Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016
    Attn:  Solly Garcia
    FR Lunch Application 1617.pdf 316.87 KB (Last Modified on July 19, 2016)
    Comments (-1)
  • Free & Reduced Lunch Application Spanish

    FR Lunch Application Spanish 1617.pdf 329.77 KB (Last Modified on August 10, 2016)
    Comments (-1)
  • Student Accident Insurance


    District 63 provides a Student Accident insurance program that covers your child for injuries incurred while participating in school sponsored and supervised activities, including all sports. This insurance is secondary to any other health insurance you may have, and if you have other health insurance, claims must first be submitted to that insurance company. It is important that your child immediately report to the teacher, health clerk or office staff, all accidents that occur during the school day or going to and from school. With regard to reporting a claim, either a parent can fill out a claim form that is available at, or they can call the Plan Administrator:

         Zevitz, Redfield & Associates
         312‐346‐7460 (Chicago)
         847‐374‐0888 (Suburban Office)

    Once a claim has been filed, a parent can check on the claim status by calling the Plan Administrator.

    Because accidents also occur away from school, Zevitz, Redfield & Associates offers the following voluntary plans to all students at minimal cost:

         *24 hour coverage – Around the clock accident coverage for your child anywhere in the world
         *Protection during vacation, weekends, and school days, as well as all travel

    Brochures and applications for these plans are available from These plans provide secondary coverage and will pay benefits after your primary health insurance has concluded participation in the claim. If you have any questions, please call the Plan Administrator.

    (Last Modified about a minute ago)
    Comments (-1)

Health and Immunization Requirements

Health Forms