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Lunch & Nutrition

Changes to lunch-time supervision fees for 2016-2017

The school District has made some changes to lunch-time supervision services for this school year, and I’d like to share these changes with you:

Starting in the 2016-2017 school year:

  • Families will use standard forms to register for lunch, and to apply for a reduced fee if needed.
  • Students who pay to take a yellow bus to their designated attendance area school or to a special needs program are exempt from lunch fees. Full-day kindergarten students are also exempt.
  • Schools will set lunch fees using a standard formula.

Why we’ve made these changes

Lunch-time supervision is a service many families need. These changes should make the service easier for families, especially when it comes to understanding how schools set fees. The rules will also be consistent across all Edmonton Public Schools, so no matter which school your children attend, processes will be the same.

Most importantly, these changes still give us the flexibility to create a lunch-time supervision service that works best for the needs of our school and our families.

The new rules came into effect on September 1, and the new regulation was posted online June 1. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about lunch-time supervision. I will share more information when our 2016-2017 lunch-time supervision fees have been set.

 

Sincerely,

Henry Madsen