Parents and caregivers will save money on school fees this year.
The provincial government introduced An Act to Reduce School Fees in June to lower the financial burden on families.
That means no Instructional Supplies and Materials Fees for students in the Grande Prairie Catholic School District and Grande Prairie Public School District.
Fees were $80 and $55 respectively.
In the Peace Wapiti School Division, families will save $71 per student, and if a student takes a bus more than 2.4 kilometres, they will save more money.
According to a news release “An Act to Reduce School Fees, proclaimed in June 2017, eliminated fees for textbooks, workbooks, photocopying and printing, and paper. Transportation fees for eligible students residing more than 2.4 kilometres from their designated schools were also removed. In addition, through Budget 2017, funding is being provided to school boards to help offset any potential revenue loss as a result of this legislation.”
A government spokesperson, the families in Grande Prairie area school districts will save over $1.3 million compared to two years ago.