With students heading back to school this year, parents will save money on a number of different fees.
 
The provincial government recently eliminated costs for textbooks, workbooks, photocopying, printing, paper and transportation fees, for eligible students living more than 2.4 kilometres from their designated school.
 
"Our teachers and staff have witnessed the strain that our school families have been under due to the economic downturn, and we understand that school fees can represent a real hardship for families who are facing a reduction or loss of income. We support the government’s efforts to ease the financial burden for families.” said Trina Boymook, board chair of Elk Island Public Schools.
 
Parents of nearly 600,000 students across Alberta will save money on school fees this year.
 
“EICS appreciates the financial support from the Alberta government and is allocating it directly to supporting our parent community.” said Justine Wright, board chair of Elk Island Catholic Schools.
 
Funding will be provided to school boards to help cover any revenue loss from the new legislation.

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