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April 4, 2024 at 10:30 am  Politics, Provincial

DELTA – New Democrat MLA Ravi Kahlon says families who are struggling with expenses for school activities will be receiving more support from their school districts. 

“Supporting families with the cost of school activities and supplies is vital to ensure kids have the tools they need to succeed,” said Ravi Kahlon, MLA for Delta-North. “No child should face barriers to learning. Our government’s funding will give students the tools they need to learn and help families with school supplies, school fees, class trips and extracurricular fees.” 

The Delta School District is receiving $566,000 from the province to help schools provide support directly to families. 

Funding will help pay for student necessities, such as school supplies, school fees and class trips, as well as additional costs associated with joining a school sports team or music program. 

The support comes from the Student and Family Affordability Fund, which is being replenished with an additional $20 million this spring. More than $60 million has been provided to school districts provided through this program over the past two years. 

This is on top of the largest investment in school food programs in the province’s history. The Feeding Futures Fund has dedicated $214 million over three years to create and expand local school food programs.  

The Delta School District received $1,765,282 from the province for food programs during this school year. 

Learn More: 

Student and Family Affordability Fund: news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2024ECC0013-000293 

Feeding Futures Fund: news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023ECC0020-000424 

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