The government of Manitoba has announced an increase in funding for Kindergarten to Grade 12 schools across the province by $100 million, starting in the 2023-24 school year. Education and Early Childhood Learning Minister Wayne Ewasko announced today.
“Our government believes that all students must succeed regardless of where they live, their background or circumstances, and this year’s investment will provide an operating funding increase to each and every school division across the province,”
The money makes up a 6.1% increase in funding and will be spread out to school divisions across the province says Ewasko.
“Every division will see an increase in funding next year, which will help them engage students and invest in the programs and services that will best meet the needs of local communities.”
This year's increased funding includes:
- $62.9-million increase in operating support including an additional $20 million to address cost pressures, $5 million for special needs along with increases in other existing grants;
- $8-million increase in capital support payments;
- $24-million increase to the Property Tax Offset Grant; and
- additional $5-million increase for independent schools.
The province is also investing another $106 million to make the one-time funding given to divisions last year permanent, which includes $22 million to support student presence and engagement to facilitate the implementation of Safe and Caring Schools.