More Information: Calgary
Board of Education Fees and Waivers page
fees provide schools with essential learning resources that ensure students
are presented with the best possible learning enrichment opportunities.
In this section, information is provided on the various fees at our schools
as well as information about fee waivers.
Mandatory Fees and deposits are those identified by and permitted
by the School Act, and which are payable, unless waived, by all registered
Elective Fees are those that result from a choice made by parents,
students or staff, in favor of a certain program or service provided by
schools or other Calgary Board of Education service locations.
INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS FEES (Mandatory per-student
Kindergarten (Half-day program) - $ 15.00
Elementary (Grades 1 to 6) - $ 30.00
The Calgary Board of Education has a Family Maximum Fee payable for Instructional
Supplies and Materials Fees. Rebates are available to families that pay
their children's Instructional Supplies and Materials Fees at their schools
and submit their receipts, with a rebate application form to Corporate
Finance at the Calgary Board of Education. As a result of this rebate,
Families will pay a maximum of $264.00 for Instructional Resource Fees.
More information about this rebate is available at CBE schools.
TRANSPORTATION FEES (Mandatory Fee for each student riding the bus)
The Calgary Board of Education provides subsidized transportation for
students who live outside the walk-limit for the school that they attend.
Walk-limits are 2.4 kilometers for students other than Kindergarten –
Grade 6 elementary students whose walk-limit is 1.2 kilometers.
Charter Fees (Charter Bus, Taxi, and/or Handi-Bus)
Kindergarten to Grade 9 (eligible students, including special needs) -
Family Maximum, eligible students only - $ 330.00
Kindergarten to Grade 9 (ineligible students accessing charter transportation)
The Calgary Board of Education has a family maximum for eligible students
that pay Transportation Fees for charter bus services. A rebate of $185
per student is available for students accessing Calgary Transit Services.
MUSIC INSTRUMENT REGISTRATION FEE (Elective per-student fee)
ELEMENTARY NOON SUPERVISION (Elective fee)
A Noon Supervision Service is offered for a fee to certain elementary
students in the Calgary Board of Education. This fee applies to students
that stay for lunch and: live within the walk-limit of and attend their
designated school, or by choice, attend a school other than their designated
Elementary Students (Grades 1 to 6 not eligible to ride the bus) $ 240.00
INCIDENTAL ACTIVITY FEE FOR STUDENTS AT LUNCHTIME (Elective Fee)
This fee may be charged by Elementary and Junior High schools for students
staying at school over lunch hour. This fee is to assist schools in meeting
the incidental activity needs of students at lunchtime.
Elementary Students (Grades 1 to 6) $ 10.00
Schools may recover direct costs for fieldtrips, gym strips, Yearbooks,
Graduation, materials upgrades (silk instead of cotton, oak instead of
spruce) where requested. These recoveries, which are school/grade specific
are elective and are payable if accessing the service or items. Please
contact your child's school for additional information about these items
and the expectations of the school.
The Calgary Board of Education provides waivers for parents/guardians
if they meet established financial guidelines. The Fees for which waivers
may be granted are:
- Instructional Resource Fee
- Transportation Fee
- Music Instrument Registration Fee
Waiver Application forms are available online (click
here for new waiver forms) or can be picked up at the school.