School fees 101
It's been long due, a comprehensive list of which school fees are mandatory and what the law says parents should NOT be paying for.
The guide was released by the Quebec Federation of Parents Committees.
Spokesperson Marc Charland says in August and September his office is blasted with queries about who pays for what.
For some parents the cost of sending each kid to school can run into the hundreds of dollars.
The law says what parents do not have to pay for are textbooks, photocopies replacing textbooks, dictionaries, musical instruments and more.
Charland says all the information parents need is in the fact sheet, which should be in all school boards by the end of this or next week.