What types of purchases are considered family expenses?
Parent Expense: HCOS is not able to pay for the following items as per Ministry Funding Guidelines and HCOS policy
|Musical Instruments||Ministry considers this a family expense; HCOS can pay for lessons, but not instruments|
General school supplies
|Ministry considers this a family expense. Examples: notebooks, lined paper, pencils, pens, erasers, rulers, calculators, pencil sharpeners (including electric pencil sharpeners), daily planners, etc...|
|Ministry considers this a family expense. Examples: adapters, USB, external storage, DVD drives, speakers, microphones, keyboards, mouse, etc...|
Equipment & Costumes needed for activities and lessons
|Ministry considers this a family expense; HCOS can pay for lessons, but not equipment or costumes. Examples: household appliances, workshop tools/equipment, sports equipment, greenhouse equipment, incubators, etc...|
|Cameras, microscopes & telescopes||Available on loan from HCOS Learning Commons|
|Rentals & Deposits||
Ministry considers this a family expense
Ministry considers this a family expense. Examples: desks, chairs, carpets, lamps,. shelves, etc...
HCOS considers this a family expense
Ministry considers this a family expense; Funding cannot be used to pay tuition
|Summer Activities||HCOS does not pay for summer programing, day camps, trips, lessons or activities.|
If unclear about an item, please contact your teacher or the office for clarity before making the purchase.
ALL purchases must be made with approval from the teacher