School supply fees are climbing to $35 from $30 this fall, school trustees decided at their regular meeting on Wednesday night.

The $5 increase is the first adjustment since 2006, Central Okanagan Public School staff said, and helps schools keep pace with inflation.

Cultural fees — separate from the supply fees — remain unchanged at $10 for elementary students and $30 for middle and secondary students.

Elementary schools now provide personal supplies as well as “optional cultural performance opportunities” that are financed by the fees.

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