Calgary Board of Education CBE Home Education
5505 4A Street S.W., Calgary AB T2V 0Z7 | Home Education Grades 1-12
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reimbursement guide

Each Home Education family is entitled to funding based on the program they have chosen. Below are the Guidelines and Policies that are currently in place:

  • CBE Homeschool Guiding Principles
  • reimbursement claims
  • Alberta regulation

Homeschool Guiding Principles

Funding is available only for registered Homeschooling students. This funding is primarily for consumable materials: instructional materials and consumables must be clearly connected to the Learning Plan. All equipment purchases will need to be approved by the facilitator and Section 7.6 may apply.

CBE Home Education 2017-2018


Standards For Home Education Reimbursement (Updated September 2017)

Reimbursement Claims

Reimbursement Claim Forms can be submitted from November 1 – April 5 of the current school year.

  • A reimbursement claim form will need to be filled out and submitted to your facilitator for each child.
  • Please ensure that the form is filled out correctly and completely as it will affect the time of return.
  • The form may be submitted between November 1st and April 5th of the current school year. Receipts must be dated between the date of registration and April 5th of the current school year.
  • All receipts must be for resources that clearly support the Learning Plan.
  • Original receipts must be submitted with the exception of those needed for warranty purposes (enclose a copy).
  • Loose receipts that are smaller than letter size paper must be attached to letter size paper (8 ˝ x 11, single-sided) with all information clearly visible. 
  • Claims must total $50 or more to be processed. It is preferable that one or two lump sums are submitted, first and/or second half of the school year.

Instructional Materials & Educational Supports

The following list allows for flexibility in meeting the needs of your Learning Plan.  Listed are examples of instructional materials and educational supports.

  • Consumables – paper, pencils, art supplies, general workbooks, ink
  • Curriculum based – workbooks, textbooks, reading books
  • Online curriculum programs – learning programs on CD
  • Learning aids – manipulatives (supported in the program plan)
  • Computers, technology equipment (i.e., printers), including repairs and upgrades –
  • Internet services – 50% of monthly fee from September to end of August
  • Tutoring – Group or individual lessons necessary for the student's program
  • Lessons (up to a maximum of 50% of the funding provided to parents) – including,
    but not limited to, music, swimming, and language lessons
  • Tangible assets (up to a maximum of 50% of the funding provided to parents) –
    e.g., cameras, telescopes, musical instruments, physical education equipment,
    sewing machines
  • Home economic edibles
  • Admissions/field trips (up to a maximum of 50% of the funding provided to
    parents) – Ensure reimbursements are for activities related to the student's
    program, which may include zoo admission, theatre tickets related to literature
    study, museum admissions, science centre entrance fees, and multiuse
    recreation centres.
  • Postage/shipping and handling from vendors to the home education family

The following list of resources that will not reimbursed through funding.

  • Furniture
  • Warranties / Insurance
  • Clothing
  • Competitions (swim meets, etc.)
  • Fees or registrations for any school authority
  • Parent admissions
  • Parent travel costs


Alberta Regulation

Alberta Regulation 145/2006 School Act HOME EDUCATION REGULATION

Funding 7.4
(4) A parent who receives funding under subsection (2)

(a) must

(i) use the funding only to defray the costs incurred by the parent for programs of study, instruction materials or other resources related to the home education program, and
(ii) provide the associate board or associate private school with receipts showing how the funding was spent,


(b) must not use the funding

(i) as a form of personal remuneration, or
(ii) to pay for travel costs or other expenses usually required to be paid by a parent of a student who is enrolled in a school operated by a board or private school.

(5) A parent may decline all or part of any funding offered by an associate board or associate private school under subsection (2).

(6) Any instructional materials, other than materials that cannot be used again, purchased by a parent with funding received under subsection (2), must be returned to the associate board or associate private school within one year following the student’s completion of the course to which the materials relate if the associate board or associate private school requests those materials within that year.

CBE Home Education Documentation:

Reimbursement Claim Forms (Updated October 23, 2017)

Alberta Education Documentation:

Standards For Home Education Reimbursement (Updated September 2017)

Summary of Significant Changes For Reimbursement (Updated September 2017)

Home Education Regulation (With amendments including Regulation 136/2016)


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Last Modified: April 23, 2018