As expected and referenced below, the Ministry of Education released its fee guidelines (still in draft!) on its website Friday. I am disappointed the document the news release pointed to Friday isn't dramatically different (or really that different at all) from the draft guidelines released and posted by the London Free Press at the conclusion of its 2009-10 'Classroom Cash' series written by Kelly Pedro and Jennifer O'Brien.
So despite all the kerfuffle inspired by Toronto Star coverage and the recent People for Education report, the guidelines pushed out by the ministry really haven't changed, and are still in draft form.
Having said all that, I do like they state that no fee should be charged for any resource needed to complete a credit needed for graduation. Rightly so, those should be covered by grants and as PFE showed last week there are plenty of schools charging fees for these credit courses.
I also like the reporting mechanism in place here, but that's because I'm generally a fan of anything that pushes more data out into the public realm.