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Noon Lunch Supervision

January 23, 2023

Noon lunch supervision of students in elementary schools is governed by division policy IGB Supervision During Non-Instructional Times - Elementary.

Starting in the 2022-23 school year, a nominal fee will be charged for students attending Saskatoon elementary schools. This cost-recovery fee will help cover the expense of supervision that is not funded by provincial operating grants. In the past, the division absorbed this expense. Inflationary pressures have forced the division to make difficult financial decisions, including the addition of this fee.

January 2023 letter to parents/caregivers

Dear parents and caregivers,

The planned noon supervision fee that was announced in June 2022 will begin January 2023.

The cost-recovery fee applies to kindergarten through Grade 8 students in elementary schools in Saskatoonwho stay at school for lunch. The fee will be $7 per month per student. Half-time kindergarten students will pay $3.50 per month. Fees will be capped at $14 per month per family. Families have the option to make one payment for the rest of the school year (six months; January through June) or set-up monthly installments. Initial payment is due February 15, 2023.

The fee will apply to all students who stay at the school over lunch, including students who are bused to school. Fees are fixed per month; they will not be calculated based on the number of school days or the number of days students are present/absent. Fees help recover the cost of supervision; they do not pay for food. 

Fees can be paid online through MySchoolBucks ( using credit cards or VISA/MasterCard debit cards. If a family is unable to pay online, schools can receive cash or cheque payments directly. Receipts will be issued, and the cost can be claimed as a childcare deduction on your federal tax return.

To allow equitable access for families, fees will be waived for families unable to pay. If this applies to you, please create a MySchoolBucks account and continue to the area to pay fees. Select the “request exemption” option instead of a payment amount. This request will be kept confidential and only viewed by the school office.

Instructions to create an account, login, and pay fees through MySchoolBucks can be found below. You can also find some answers to some frequently asked questions.

Technical questions about MySchoolBucks accounts and payments can directed to them at 1-855-832-5226.

If you have general questions, please contact your school.

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