Technology fees charged by the school, provided the fee does not include the ownership (lease to own or purchase) of any devices, especially personal, computing devices
Fees for group-instruction activities such as music, art, and physical education; if these fees are included in courses regularly offered in the curriculum of the school and included as part of the publically advertised rates
Costs or fees for course-required or end-of-year examinations/tests, consistent with U.S. public school requirements
Musical instrument rental fee required for course as part of school curriculum
Fees for ESL instruction provided by the school are paid in addition to the amount authorized in the education allowance
Tuition and Education Resources
Publically advertised tuition rates
Necessary elective courses offered by the school
Textbooks, or access to online textbooks, used as a standard work for the study of a particular subject and are required as part of the curriculum and supplies normally provided free of charge in public schools in the U.S.
One daily round-trip ride from home/bus-stop to school and return, the distance from home to school must exceed one mile.
Transportation is provided or arranged by the school or, when due to exigent circumstances such as safety/force protection concerns, by the U.S. Government.
If neither school transportation nor U.S. Government transportation is available, sponsors may use commercial transportation or privately owned vehicle; sponsors may claim mileage reimbursement using the Defense Travel Management Office mileage rates outlined in Chapter 4 of The Joint Travel Regulations Uniformed Service Members and DoD Civilian Employees.
Sponsors electing to live outside the commuting area designated for the school shall arrange for alternate transportation for their children to the nearest point in the commuting area that is served by the school.
Transportation is provided in accordance with the student IEP or 504 accommodation plan.
Pre-Approved Supplemental Instruction
Foreign Language. The school provides its curriculum in a foreign language which the child does not know well enough to progress in the curriculum.
Gifted Education. The school does not offer a gifted or equivalent program and additional support is in academic content only.
Academic Support. The school requires additional instruction to enable the child to:
Enter a grade, remain in the same grade, complete a grade; or,
Successfully complete an academic course in order to progress to the next level in the sequence of courses.
Supplemental Coursework. Academic subjects generally offered by public schools in the U.S., such as U.S. history, civics, computer, American literature, English grammar, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses.
Other: Following authorized/ordered departure/evacuation when school requires additional instruction to successfully complete the current school year.
Elective courses for dancing, horseback riding, sports or other specialized instruction
Field trips/school excursions/camps/ athletic events of whether the trips are predominately academic in nature or if participation is mandatory or voluntary
Before/After school activities
Personal devices including, but not limited to, computing devices, internet, personal telephone, satellite or communications
Magazine or newspaper subscriptions
Admission to school events
Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT); American College Testing (ACT); and Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)
Fees for locker or towels
Fees for museums, culture events, or performances
Fees for graduation, yearbooks, parent-school organizations
Fees for before and after school care
Debentures that pay for shares of stock in the school which make either the employee or the U.S. Government a shareholder in the school