Approved School Fee Schedules for 2021-2022
Fees listed on the Approved School Fee Schedules, as linked below, are MAXIMUMS per student and may be charged at the start of the school year or intermittently during the year. The total charge for the entire year for any listed fee must not exceed the MAXIMUM amount noted on the schedule. If a fee is not listed on the schedule, it cannot be charged in the current school year.
The school fees/schedules for the 2021-2022 school year were approved by the Board of Trustees at its Regular Public Meeting on April 26, 2021. Approved fees will be posted on SchoolCash as they become required for payment. Parents can expect the Start-Up Fees to be available sometime during the month of September 2021, and other fees will be added throughout the year before the activities or optional courses begin.
Note: Schools may have the same fees with different amounts posted. Situations vary from school-to-school; some fees may be subsidized in one school and not in another.
Bill 1: An Act to Reduce School Fees
The Alberta government proclaimed Bill 1: An Act to Reduce School Fees in 2017 to reduce the burden of school fees on Alberta families.
By amending the School Act and introducing two regulations—the School Fees and Costs Regulation and the School Transportation Regulation —specific school fees were eliminated, starting in the 2017-2018 school year. Consequently, the Board of Trustees updated Policy 2, Section 6, in 2017 to reflect the requirements of Bill 1. Two Administrative Procedures (AP), AP502 - Instructional Fees, Refunds, and Waivers and AP521 - Administration of School Generated Funds, along with the Principles for the Basis of Allocations to Schools deal, were updated to address school fees more specifically.
What fees were eliminated?
As of the 2017-2018 school year, the following fees were eliminated:
- textbook fees;
- workbook fees;
- printing and photocopying fees;
- paper fees;
- fees not included in an approved school fee schedule
- fees for transportation for those residing 2.4 km or more (based on District Routing Software) from their designated school (as determined by attendance boundaries or as directed by Administration);
- those who qualify and are approved for special needs transportation, regardless of distance to their designated school;
- additional fees for noon-hour transportation for children attending an Early Childhood Services program.
Questions about Bill 1?
Visit the Government of Alberta website to learn more.