NDP says it will cut school fees in 2017

NDP says it will cut school fees in 2017

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says its first job of the spring sitting of the legislature will be to cut school fees.

The government revealed proposed legislation in its throne speech Thursday which would ban charging parents for essentials such as textbooks or bus transportation for children who live within their designated school area.

“This session your government will take a major step forward to make life more affordable for parents and families,” Lt.-Gov. Lois Mitchell told legislature members and dignitaries seated in the debate chamber.

“The first bill tabled this session will start that work by eliminating these fee categories in time for the start of the next school year.”

Mitchell said the changes will cut fees by 25 per cent.

Link to Bill 1: https://education.alberta.ca/bill-1-an-act-to-reduce-school-fees/

Source: http://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/throne-speech-ndp-says-it-will-cut-school-fees-deal-with-orphan-oil-wells

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