On June 5, 2017, the Alberta Government proclaimed Bill 1 – An Act to Reduce School Fees. While this bill aims to ease the financial burden of school fees for families, not all fees have been eliminated. Sturgeon Public School Division (SPSD) supports the government’s efforts and in doing so, has eliminated Instructional Material Fees for the 2017-2018 school year. In order to support the quality programs and opportunities provided to our students, we charge a variety of additional fees. For information regarding the determination of these fees, please see our Admin Practice 22 – Curricular and Extra-curricular Fees Collections.
All school jurisdictions in Alberta were required to establish a schedule of school fees that may be charged. The per-student fee amounts as reviewed by the Board of Trustees and approved by the Minister of Education are detailed in the schedules below:
The fees listed on individual fee schedules are maximum yearly amounts that may be charged and not all are due in advance. Certain fees, such as field trip fees, will be charged on an individual basis as each field trip occurs and not as a lump sum. As well, there are amounts listed on the schedules that may not be incurred by each family based on student enrollments and individual choices.
Individual school fees for students will be posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal early in the school year. As soon as fees are posted, they can be paid online using the portal. Please note, additional fees may be added throughout the year as your child takes part in various activities and/or options (one example may be athletic team fees). Please check the PowerSchool Parent Portal on a regular basis to ensure all applicable fees have been paid.
If you are unable to pay your student fees, you can apply to have certain fees waived. For further information and an application form, please see here or contact your school’s principal.
To reduce time and paper waste, school fees can be paid online. Parents of returning students can pay their children’s fees through their existing PowerSchool Parent Portal account.
New students must first be registered at their school. Once the child is registered, a Parent Portal account will be created. More about new student registration.
Student registration takes place at the school level, and you are encouraged to contact the school directly.
You may download a registration form and information booklet here, but you must contact your school for additional registration documents that require completion. A copy of the student’s birth certificate will be required.