Calgary Board of Education

Fees and Waivers

The following information provides a general explanation and overview of school fees. Parents will receive information outlining your specific school fees at the beginning of the school year.

Instructional Supplies & Materials (ISM)

This annual fee is set by the CBE to cover required expendable school supplies (e.g. paper, pencils, etc.), consumable centre supplies (e.g. paint, glue, etc.), instructional photocopying, computer disks and printer supplies, workbooks (if required), etc. Parents of kindergarten and Grade 1 to 6 students do not have to buy these supplies.

ISM for Kindergarten is : $15.00
ISM for Grades 1 to 6 is : $30.00

This is a mandatory fee. Parents must pay an ISM for each child they have in the CBE. There is no family maximum.

WAIVERS are available to qualifying parents who are unable to pay the ISM. Waiver applications are available at schools and at the Education Centre.

Cost of Optional Activities/Items

These amounts are for reimbursement of items/activities to which access may be limited if charges are not paid. Amounts are set by individual schools based on reimbursement of the actual cost to the school of the activity or project.

Activity/Program Fees are charged to Kindergarten - Grade 6 students to cover the cost of activities and / or field trips.

The Fee Structure for Elbow Park School is as follows:

School Level ISM Activity/Program Fee Total
Kindergarten $15.00 $60.00 $75.00
Grades 1-6 $30.00 $60.00 $90.00





Schools continue to be accountable to parents for the fees and costs they charge. Information about what is covered by each fee will be given to parents each year. Schools report to parents during the following year about how fees charged in the previous school year were spent.

More Information: Calgary Board of Education Fees webpage