Supreme Court Says No School Fees

BC supreme court rules that school fees contravene the BC School Act.

Victoria school trustee, John Young’s campaign for full funding of public education has passed yet another obstacle. Justice Johnston of the BC Supreme Court states in his decision: “A school board is not permitted to charge student fees for courses or for materials, or for musical instruments, that are required for students to successfully complete a course leading to graduation.”

It remains to be seen how school boards and the Ministry of Education will respond.

Fultext version of Court Decision

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