This is a Parental opinion survey to gather information from Alberta Home Educators in regards to the current funding availability. This survey is written by Home Education Funding Alberta (HEFA) a non-profit organization that advocates for equitable funding for Home Education in Alberta. 

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* 1. As a Parent, would your child(ren)'s Home Education benefit if there were an increase in funding from the current amount which is $850.00 per year?

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* 2. In your experience, does the current funding of $850 cover ALL basic books and curriculum material for every grade level (Math, Science, Grammar/Comprehension, Social Studies)?

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* 3. Do you frequently purchase USED curriculum books & supplies or purchase NEW curriculum books & supplies?

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* 4. If you have your child(ren) enrolled in any extracurricular activities such as art/music/dancing lessons, second language courses, shop/cooking/sewing classes, financial courses, sports, etc., do you pay for them out of pocket, or does the current funding of $850 cover the associated costs?

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* 5. If more funding were available to you, would you register your child(ren) in extracurricular activities like art/music/dancing lessons, second language courses, shop/cooking/sewing classes, financial courses, sports, etc.,?

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* 6. Does the current funding amount of $850 cover ALL essential stationary, office supplies, and technology needed for your child(ren)'s learning experience at home? (eg. pens, pencils, crayons, paper, craft supplies, science experiments, etc.)

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* 7. Do you live in a Rural or Urban area? Do you have access to suitable public recreational amenities (parks/pools/gyms/skating rinks, etc.) for your child(ren) to play and exercise regularly?

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* 8. Do you have a child/children with any type of Special Needs (mental, emotional, physical, dietary, etc.)? Would access to more funding in this area benefit your child/children's Home Schooling experience?

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* 9. Currently there is no reimbursement for the extra expenses associated with Home Schooling, like heat/gas, electricity, water, waste, phone/fax, etc. Would you apply for a partial reimbursement for these costs if it were offered to you as part of an increase in allowable funding?

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* 10. Please share any financial struggles you have with the current Home School funding amount of $850, and if there were an increase of funding, how would it benefit your child(ren)'s Home Education experience? (Optional)

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