Spring 2017 - Bill 1: An Act to Reduce School Fees

School fees for instructional supplies or materials or for eligible students taking the bus to their designated schools will be eliminated or reduced.

The intent of this Bill is to amend the School Act, and to allow for the creation of new regulations. These regulations will set a clear definition for instructional supplies or materials, and establish a common approach to school fees across the province.

This will improve an existing system where school fees can be markedly different from school to school and from school board to school board, and where some students are not able to access the same educational opportunities in our publicly funded system because of these fees.

Key Points

Our government cares about your family and your pocketbook.

We believe every student should have the right to publically funded education.

School fees should not be a barrier to kids getting a good start in life, no matter their circumstance. We understand that times are tough for Alberta families and our government is working to make life more affordable.

Press releases

Government tables Bill 1 to reduce school fees

Links & Resources

Reducing school fees

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