Capital Planning

The capital plan submissions from boards of education are used by the Ministry of Education and Child Care to determine which priority capital projects may be included in the ministry’s Capital Plan for the following fiscal year. The capital plan submissions also provide the ministry with important insight into future year capital priorities, which can be used for longer term government planning and the determination of potential future capital funding requirements for the public education system.

The School Sites Acquisition Charge (SSAC) is a charge per dwelling unit to be paid by residential developers. The charge collected by local government is transferred to school boards to help them to fund for new school sites needed as a result of new residential development.