The provincial government has mailed out nearly 165,000 cheques to B.C. parents as part of its daycare and tutoring subsidy program throughout the duration of this fall’s teachers’ strike.
Under the Temporary Education Support Payment (TESP) program, parents with public school children 12 years and under are eligible for $40 per day or $520 throughout the entire duration of the 13-day strike during the new school year from September 2 to 18.
This week’s cheques account for more than half of the students that were impacted by the strike. At the moment, 97 per cent of families who are eligible have registered. The majority of the payments will be sent out over the next few weeks.
Eligible families have until January 31, 2015 to register for their TESP payments. You can register online here: https://www.etax.gov.bc.ca/btp/tesp/_/
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