Bus fee an unfair sanction

Mesachie Lake – The school board must think that everyone enjoys the same standard of living as they do. Why else would they charge $200 for a child to take a school bus? They must have no idea what hardship paying this extra fee can cause families whose income only covers necessities with nothing left for any extras.

Free, accessible education is a right in Canada. Charging a fee for a child to attend school violates this right and I don’t understand how the school board can invoke this unfair sanction.

Mary Lowther

Mesachie Lake