2008/09 Operating Grants

The simplified funding formula comprises a student base allocation plus supplementary grants.
There are 6 broad categories for supplementary grants:

  • Unique student needs, including special needs, English as a Second Language, Aboriginal Education, and Adult Education programs;
  • Enrolment Decline, where enrolments decrease by more than one per cent in a year;
  • Salary Differentials, for districts with higher average teacher salaries;
  • Transportation and Housing;
  • Unique Geographic Factors; and
  • Funding Protection

Please refer to the following documents for more details and district specific grant estimates.

2008/09 Operating Grants Manual (PDF)

2008/09 Operating Grant Autumn Recalculation Tables (PDF)

Grant Adjustments will be disbursed to school districts on the following basis:

  February and March 2009 35 percent each month  
  April, May and June 2009 10 percent each month  


Targeted Funding

The minimum spending amount for Aboriginal Education programs is identified in Table 3B, as prescribed under Section 106.4 of the School Act (PDF).  This amount has been recalculated based on final enrolment data.

2008/09 Autumn Operating Grants Summary by School District