As per Board Policy 706, the Superintendent of Schools reviews annually the schedule of school fees for all schools, and provides this schedule to Trustees for information. Windsor’s fee schedule went to the Board on November 2017.
Student Activity Fee - $45 – As per the recommendation of the School District Fees Task Force, schools may charge a Student Activity Fee to support student activities, student agenda books, student awards and recognition, special events and assemblies.
Graduation Activity Fee (Grade 12s only) - $90 – This fee covers the cost of the graduation ceremony, gown and cap. Other optional grad activities may incur costs throughout the year.
Yearbook Fee - $45 – The purchase of a yearbooks is completely optional. The book is a review of Windsor people, subjects, and events for the school year. The receipt of the $45 fee must be made before January as the order is placed around this time. Extra books are not usually available in June.
Workbooks - by Course - Where students are required to use workbooks in order to meet the course/subject learning outcomes and/or for assessment, workbooks will be provided free of charge. Students may have the opportunity to purchase workbooks that are suggested for optional, supplemental “practice” and are not marked as part of the students’ assessments. Purchase of these workbooks is completely optional as they are not required for successful completion of the courses’ learning outcomes. These workbooks are available for purchase at cost from the school.
Supplemental Course Fees at Windsor
- by course - In accordance with the School Act, all students at Windsor receive free of charge an educational program sufficient to meet the general requirements for graduation. In accordance with the School Board Fees Order, supplemental fees may be charged for goods and services associated with optional enrichment activities and take home items that extend learning outcomes for students beyond the basic educational program.
Procedures for School Fees
Students are sent invoices at the end of August for fees owing for the upcoming school year. For students who withdraw, refund of fees paid will be prorated up until the end of January. After that time, there will be no refund of course fees. If a refund is due a student whose sibling has outstanding fees, the refund will first be applied to the sibling's outstanding fees.
Textbooks are issued by classroom teachers, some for the duration of the course, others as they are needed. These books are on loan to students. As such, students are responsible for the specific books issued to them, and for returning the books with the correct numbers to the teachers who issued them. If an issued textbook is not returned, is lost, or is damaged, a replacement fee will be charged. Students who lose books or return books with pages missing are charged 100% of the replacement cost of the book. Students who return damaged books are charged 25% to 100% of the replacement cost depending on the amount of damage. Yearbooks are withheld until all outstanding debts are cleared. Monies owed such as lost or damaged textbooks, athletic uniforms, and other school property is normally assessed at reporting times.