The District sets the host family fee each year. Under no circumstances are private arrangements authorized unless the District Principal gives approval.
- Some students do pay their host family directly. Students who pay directly are expected to pay on the 1st day of the month.
- Some Host parents are paid by the School District accounting office. Those families will be informed and are asked not to request money directly from the student. Cheques will be mailed on the 15th of the month. You may request to pick it up at the School Board Office on that day.
- Some agents prefer to pay host families directly on behalf of their students (MLIS/CISS pay on the 1st of the month, GPI pay on the 25th of the month).
The homestay coordinator will notify you of the method of payment for each student. Remuneration is $850 per month (starting September 2017). If a student moves within the month, then the fee will be pro-rated.