Many school fees are a thing of the past for Alberta families. However, some people are worried about how the fee cut will affect school boards across the province.

At the Prairie Land School Division, Superintendent Cam McKeage said the fee reduction will force school boards to take a closer look at their books going forward.

"It forces us to recognize any extraneous fees that we may charge families for education pieces [to] enrich the education of the student itself."

McKeage said he isn't too worried about the loss of revenue at Prairie Land because, like many rural school divisions, they have their budget  under control.

"Well we have, absolutely. There are people that recognize that, there's a little bit of injustice in that system, but I know that Prairie Land feels good about the way we have operated within our means."

McKeage agreed with the Government's decision to reduce the cost of schooling for parents.

"With standard curriculum, I believe that should be funded, I think that's good government practice," he explained. "Regarding transportation, we have always provided transportation for our rural students."

To help school boards balance their budgets after eliminating school fees, the Government of Alberta pledged up to $54 million in additional funding in 2017-18.

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