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Local Education

Red Deer Public Schools Reducing Fees This Year

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Red Deer Public Schools will further reduce school fees paid by families for the 2017/18 school year after the Board amending its budget at the end of June.

While the provincial government has provided support totalling $780,000 to reduce school fees, it did not eliminate all fees.  The Board of Trustees agreed to go further in reducing the burden on families by eliminating more fees that will cost the District an additional $300,000 next year. In doing so, the District amended its 2017/18 budget by incurring a $300,000 deficit. Prior to the change, Red Deer Public had submitted a balanced budget.

In making the change, Red Deer Public is offsetting the costs of optional fees not covered by the province. The Board wanted reduce barriers to ensure all students have access to option courses.

While the move will ensure families do not pay fees for regular instructional materials and resources, it is important to note that there will still be some fees charged to students as noted in the following table.

GRADES FEES CHARGED FOR
K to 5
  • Field trips
  • Optional purchases, examples include:
    • School agendas
    • Yearbooks
    • Music recorders
    • School wear
    • Swim Fees
6 to 8
  • Field trips
  • Locks
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Music instrument rentals
  • Optional purchases, examples include:
    • School agendas
    • Yearbooks
    • School wear
9 to 12
  • Comprehensive Fee ($50.00):
    • Student Leadership ($5)
    • Activity Transportation ($35)
    • Locks / Locker Rentals ($5)
    • Student Photo ID ( $5)
  • Field trips
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Music instrument rentals
  • Optional purchases examples include:
    • Yearbooks
    • School wear
  • Graduation Fee
  • Direct costs for enhanced projects in option courses

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

february, 2018

wed14feb - 4aprfeb 146:00 pmapr 4TRIPLE T -Act/Dance/SingYouth 6 Create Your Own Play!6:00 pm - (april 4) 7:45 pm

thu15feb - 5aprfeb 155:30 pmapr 5Art of Friendship5:30 pm - (april 5) 7:30 pm

mon19feb9:00 am- 5:00 pmServus Family Day Fun9:00 am - 5:00 pm

mon19feb11:00 am- 4:00 pmFamily Day11:00 am - 4:00 pm

tue20feb6:00 pm- 8:00 pmCaregiver Connections6:00 pm - 8:00 pm MST CMHA Learning Annex, First Red Deer Place 4911 - 51 Street, Suite 400 Red Deer, AB T4N 6V4

wed21feb - 25All DayThe 2018 Red Deer Gem & Mineral Show(All Day)

thu22feb7:00 pm- 10:00 pmPaint Night7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

fri23feb - 25All Day2018 Central Alberta Film Festival(All Day)

sat24feb11:00 am- 2:00 pmInternational Mother Language Day Event11:00 am - 2:00 pm

sun25feb8:30 am- 3:00 pmRBC Training Ground QualifierCOULD IT BE YOU?8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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