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: lined paper, pencils, pens, erasers, rulers, calculators, pencil sharpeners, daily planners, etc...

Computer Accessories 

 Ministry considers this a family expense. Examples: adapters, USB, external storage, DVD drives, speakers, headphones, 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, sports equipment, etc...
Cameras, microscopes & telescopes Available on loan from HCOS Learning Commons
Rentals & Deposits

 

 Ministry considers this a family expense
Furniture

 

 Ministry considers this a family expense. Examples: desks, chairs, carpets, lamps,. shelves, etc...
Duty HCOS considers this a family expense

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