What you need to know about school fees
Starting the 2017-18 school year, parents are no longer required to pay instructional materials fees. Schools will however continue to charge fees for enhanced educational services and non-curricular activities; for example field trips, resale supplies, milk programs, hot lunch programs, sports teams, clubs, etc.
Estimated fees for 2017-18
The provincial government requires that school divisions post a schedule of fees for these types of activities. The purpose is to give parents a heads up about the costs involved with specific activities during the school year. Please note many of the fees listed are estimates only, meant to assist families as they budget and plan for the upcoming school year.
What if I can’t afford my child’s fees?
Fees may be waived for families who cannot afford them. Parents must contact their school principal to request that their child’s fees be waived. No student will be prohibited from participation based on financial need.
How do I pay my child’s fees?
We strongly encourage parents to use School Cash Online to pay for their child’s school fees. It’s fast, simple and secure. It’s a great way to pay without the need for cash or checks. It takes less than 5 minutes to register. Once you have registered your child, you will be able to see when they have a new item posted online for purchase. You also have the option to be notified when your child has a new school expense due, so you don’t have to worry about missing the deadline. Register today!
Please contact your child’s school if you have any questions about fees or School Cash Online.
Published August 28, 2017