STAR Catholic cuts Mandatory School Fees by nearly 50 per cent

Star Catholic's’ Board of Trustees approved a reduction of approximately 50 per cent to its Mandatory School Fees..

  • Apr. 22, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Press release

Submitted by

Vince Burke

Manager of Communications

St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Schools

St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Schools’ Board of Trustees, at its regular meeting of April 20, 2016, approved a reduction of approximately 50 per cent to its Mandatory School Fees for the 2016/2017 school year.

““The Board explored several alternatives when it examined its Fee Schedule and this reduction is a responsible and measured move. We felt this provided the best balance for the families we serve, while as a Board remaining fiscally responsible and continuing to deliver excellence in the classroom,” said John Tomkinson, Board Chair.

Mandatory School Fees will see a decrease by approximately 50 per cent in the 2016/2017 school year, as follows: Kindergarten: $40 Grades 1 to 6: $35 Grades 7 to 9: $45 Grades 10 to 12: $60

The decrease in Mandatory School Fees was made in conjunction with the first adjustment in five years to Transportation Fees as well as an examination of the Foreign Non-Exchange Student Tuition Fees, Adult Student Registration Fee, and Facility Rental Fee Schedule, which remained unchanged.

Mandatory School Fee changes do not include local school fees, which are set at the school level and on a cost recovery basis.

The Board revisits its Fee Schedule each year as part of its budget process.

Based in central Alberta, Saint Thomas Aquinas Roman (STAR) Catholic School Division represents 10 schools that serve the communities of Beaumont, Drayton Valley, Lacombe, Leduc, Ponoka, and Wetaskiwin. The STAR Catholic Schools team of teachers and support staff are committed to giving more than 3,700 students across our division every opportunity to achieve their potential in a caring, safe and Christ-centred environment. For more information on STAR Catholic School Division and our schools, visit www.starcatholic.ab.ca.