Date Approved: November 16 2015
Date Reviewed/Amended: April 12 2017
Fees may be charged where students choose options above and beyond course requirements and where the student materially benefits from that choice. Fees may also be assessed for activities, resources and usage of facilities that are not directly related to student education.
Fees will not be charged for one-use workbooks or laboratory activities (e.g. shops, science, home economics, art).
Students may be expected to purchase materials that are for projects they choose and keep after the course is completed.
Deposits may be charged for learning resource materials to a maximum of $10.00 per item for a total maximum of $50.00. Home schooled students accessing library and textbook learning resource materials may also be charged a deposit of $10.00 per item for a total maximum of $50.00.
All fees and deposits will normally be presented to the School Board for approval by May 15 prior to the school year that they apply to.
Students are expected to attend classes with appropriate personal resources, such as gym strip, writing materials, etc. Notebooks, agenda books, duo tangs, loose-leaf paper, computer paper, computer disks, pencils, crayons, pencil crayons, erasers, rulers and math sets are common examples of student supplies which parents have the responsibility of purchasing.
Schools may collect money from parents for the bulk purchasing of such supplies to achieve cost effectiveness as well as standardization of materials for student use. This practice is not considered to be a student fee. Parents will be informed that they have the option of buying their own student supplies if they do not wish to participate in a bulk purchase plan.
Money may be collected for kindergarten snacks in schools and this is not considered to be a fee.