Lake Stevens School District Family Event Passes
Family Event Passes are available for low-income families who qualify for Free or Reduced Meals with parent consent marked to share eligibility status, or students who qualify for the College Bound Scholarship. Family Event Passes allow eligible family members to receive reduced admission to ASB events held at LSSD schools. Family passes are not accepted for playoff games or away games.
To apply for a Family Event Pass, please complete this Google Form. Please note: You must first apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals to be eligible for a Family Pass.
What is House Bill 1660?
In 2020, the Legislature passed House Bill 1660 – Relating to the participation of students who are low-income in extracurricular activities. This bill aims to increase participation in extracurricular activities by:
- Creating equitable access to extracurricular opportunities that improve academic, social, and emotional outcomes;
- Collecting and analyzing data; and
- Addressing barriers to extracurricular activities, such as ASB fees.
The new law revised RCW 28A.325.010 and RCW 28A.325.050. For optional non-credit extracurricular activities, school districts must:
- Waive attendance or participation fees for eligible low-income students;
- Reduce attendance fees for low-income students’ family members; and
- Reduce attendance fees for low-income non students age > 65.
The new law also requires school districts to calculate, report and resolve any student opportunity gaps.
For 2021-22, the opportunity gap must be < 16%.
What do families need to know?
Board Policy No. 5560 Student Fees, Fines, Charges and Board Policy No. 5300 Associated Student Bodies reflect the new law.
To receive HB 1660 benefits, students must participate in the College Bound Scholarship Program or receive free and reduced-price meals with parent consent marked to share eligibility status. Here’s more information on the College Bound Scholarship Program. Families can submit an application for free and reduced-priced meals here.
Uniforms will be provided and applicable student fees will be waived for eligible low-income students. In addition, a Family Event Pass may be requested to receive reduced attendance fees for eligible family members.
What students are affected?
The new reporting requirements are for grades 9-12 ONLY. However, House Bill 1660 requires school districts to waive attendance or participation fees for eligible low-income students in ALL grades. There are multiple ways to identify students as low-income:
- Eligible for the College Bound Scholarship Program (qualify via application in 7th or 8th grade).
- Eligible for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program (qualify via Direct Certification or Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals). Per federal guidelines, parent consent is required to share this data.
- Family income survey.
What student fees WILL be waived?
- ASB card designation
- ASB field trips
- Home games
- Competitions and conferences
- Uniforms – barrier to participation
What student fees will NOT be waived?
- SAT/ACT/AP tests
- Yearbooks and ads
- Spirit wear
- Traffic safety education
- PE clothes
- Playoffs and away games
- Booster/PTA fundraisers
- Replacement supplies
- Curricular activities
- Chromebook protection plans
- Fines – option to volunteer