BC public schools to provide free menstrual products for students

BC public schools to provide free menstrual products for students

first_imgBURNABY, B.C. — Free menstrual products are being made available in every British Columbia public school.Education Minister Rob Fleming says a ministerial ordered requires all public schools to provide free menstrual products for students in washrooms by the end of the year.Fleming says the province will provide $300,000 in start up funding for school districts and supply ongoing money for the program.The minister says free menstrual products should have been a basic service long ago at schools, and it will now help create a better learning environment for students.Current research indicates one in seven students have missed class because they couldn’t afford menstrual products.Grade 11 student Rebecca Ballard says the free products will go a long way towards ending taboos that students feel about menstruation. The Canadian Presslast_img

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