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School & Transportation Fees

2017-18 School Fees

In the Spring 2017, the Government of Alberta enacted new legislation and regulations related to the fees schools can charge families for various items related to school life. All school boards in the province are no longer permitted to charge general instructional resource fees, which in RVS were $25 for K, $105 for grades 1-8 students and $145 for 9-12.

Permissible Fees - Fees that are permissible to be charged by schools relate to: optional course fees, activities and field trips, extra-curricular activities, non-curricular travel, supplies, materials and services, lunch supervision and activities, and other fees to enhance education.

Annual Fee Lists - Under the new regulations, schools are now required to establish all fees prior to the end of June for the following school year. The fees for each school are listed on their public websites under Our School / School Fees.

Payment - Parents are encouraged to pay school fee via School Cash online. Invoices for fees will be electronically distributed at the end of September. School Cash Online – Parent Registration Handbook

Optional Course Waivers & Refunds - Every school has a waiver and refund process. Upon receipt by the school principal of Form AF5105 Waiver Application parents of students who provide a copy of Goods and Services Tax (GST) credit notice with the names of dependent children listed, will qualify to have their fees waived. Waiver is applicable only to School Established Optional Course Fees. The deadline for submission of Form AF5105 Waiver Application to the school principal is June 30th of the current school year. School principals are responsible for the establishment of a refund procedure for students who are enrolled for a portion of the school year.

2017/18 School Bus Fees


Per Student
Max. Per Family
Resident students living less than 2.4 km from their designated school.
$325
$650
Resident students transported to a school other than their designated school.
$325 $650
Students shuttled between Springbank Middle School and Springbank High School.
$325 N/A
Non-resident students accessing a school bus with the boundary of Rocky View Schools and attending either Beiseker, Kathyrn, Westbrook, Indus, Crossfield Elementary or WG Murdoch schools.
$325 $650
Non-resident student accessing a school bus inside RVS boundaries $450
N/A
Non-resident student accessing a school bus outside the boundary of RVS $1,000 N/A
Rural Transportation Duplication Service Fee Applicable fee charged for transportation to both residences.

Student Transportation Fee Waiver - Parents of students who provide a copy of Goods and Services Tax (GST) credit notice with the names of dependent children listed, will qualify to have their transportation fees waived. Please complete AF 5107 Transportation Fee Waiver.

Non-Alberta Resident Tuition Fees

Students whose parents reside outside of Alberta, but want to attend one of our schools may be required to pay a non-resident tuition fee. Information regarding non-resident tuition fees can be obtained by calling our Schools Department at 403.945.4015.

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