Dollars to Start to Flow to School Districts
Prince George, B.C.- The Province has announced dollars from the new $29.4 million dollar Student Learning Grant will be flowing to School Districts in the next few weeks. It’s not known yet, just how much School District 57 can expect to receive.
The money ( which is one time funding) can be used to buy supplies for schools and classrooms, from textbooks, hands-on learning tools and computer programs, to athletic equipment, art supplies and lab equipment. The schools can decide what types of learning supplies to purchase.
Of the funding, $27.4 million will be distributed to school districts based on the number of students in their respective district. School districts are expected to get details on the amount of funding they will receive before the end of this month.
Independent schools will receive $2 million dollars .
School districts and independent schools will be required to report to parents and the Ministry of Education on how the funds were used prior to the start of the 2017-18 school year.