Elimination of Learning Resource fees for 2017-18 at EIPS
As part of the 2017 Budget, Alberta Education introduced Bill 1: An Act to Reduce School Fees. The Bill restricts school boards from charging families for certain instructional material and supplies such as text books, workbooks, photocopying, printing, paper and any common fee charged to an entire student cohort. Within EIPS, these are called Learning Resource Fees. As a result, EIPS is eliminating its Learning Resource fees for Early Childhood Services (ECS), elementary, junior high and senior high in the 2017-18 school year.
What does this mean for my child?
School fees charged to families will no longer include the Learning Resource fee beginning in the 2017-18 school year. Parents can expect to save a minimum of $25 (for ECS students) to $120 (for grade 10-11 students). In the 2016-17 school year these fees were as follows:
|Grades 10 and 11||$120||$0|
School Fees for lunch-hour supervision, optional courses, extra-curricular teams and field trips will continue to be charged on a cost-recovery basis.
The purchase of general school supplies also remains the responsibility of parents and is not impacted by these changes.
Per-student fee amounts by school, as reviewed and approved by the Board of Trustees and the Minister of Education, is below: