The Foothills School Division will be getting some help with increasing fuel costs after last Thursday's announcement from the Province.

The government is reinstating the Fuel Price contingency program, aimed at giving school divisions greater certainty in fuel costs.

FSD Assistant Superintendent Drew Chipman says he's glad to see the government listened to their concerns.

"We're certainly appreciative of the fact that they recognized that we're spending significant dollars on fuel, we're paying almost double what we paid at this time last year for diesel, which is our biggest use when we're looking at our buses," he says.

Chipman says the government's decision to make it retroactive to March is also a big help.

"We were already over spent on our fuel by the end of April, our fuel budget just because of those increased costs so it's great to see they recognized that and that will certainly help alleviate some of those issues."

He's waiting for further details from the province to see exactly how much the division will get.