K-12 Public Education Funding Model Implementation

In early 2018, an Independent Panel conducted a review of the BC K-12 Public Education Funding Model to ensure the education system receives stable and predictable funding. The Panel’s Funding Model Review report includes 22 recommendations in three key areas – equity, accountability, and financial management.

Progress Reports

Next Steps

Working groups are now meeting to engage further on the key areas and themes identified in the report and will report back to the Minister of Education by fall, 2019.

The working groups include representation from the following education partners and organizations:

  • BC Association of School Business Officials
  • BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils
  • BC Council of Administrators of Special Education
  • BC Distributed Learning Administrator’s Association
  • BC Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association
  • BC School District Continuing Education Directors Association
  • BC School Superintendents Association
  • BC School Trustees Association
  • BC Teachers’ Federation
  • BCEdAccess
  • Canadian Union of Public Employees BC
  • English Language Learners Consortium
  • Family Support Institute of BC
  • First Nations Education Steering Committee
  • Inclusion BC
  • Metis Nation BC
  • Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
  • Office of the Auditor General
  • Representative for Children and Youth
  • Rural Education Advisory Committee

No changes will be made to the existing funding model for the 2019-20 school year.

Implementation Coordination Committee (ICC)

Working groups are co-chaired by a program lead from the Ministry of Education and an education expert:

  • Joan Axford, former Executive Director of BC Association of School Business Officials, former Secretary-Treasurer in School District No. 63 (Saanich), former Chair of the BC Teachers’ Pension Board of Trustees, Facilitator, BCSTA Leadership program and Director, BC Lottery Corporation
  • Kim Horn, Executive Director, Resource Management Division
  • Deborah Jeffrey, Executive Director of the First Nations Education Steering Committee
  • Emilie Hillier, Executive Director, Education Programs Division
  • Piet Langstraat, former Superintendent of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) and Red Deer Public School District, Alberta, and member of the Independent Review Panel for the K‒12 Public Education Funding Model Review
  • Cloe Nicholls, Executive Director, Learning Supports Division
  • Mike McKay, former Superintendent, School District No. 36 (Surrey) and School District No. 63,  (Saanich), has served as Official Trustee in School District No. 79 (Cowichan Valley) and School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap), and as Special Advisor, School District No. 27 (Cariboo-Chilcotin).   He continues to consult with local and provincial organizations, and is currently part of the Ministry of Education’s Funding Review Implementation initiative.  Mike also serves as a resource in the area of learners’ self-regulation and social-emotional health.
  • Eleanor Liddy, Executive Director, Services and Technology Division