2019/20 Interim Operating Grants

Government is providing an additional $161 million in operating grants to school districts this year for a total of about $5.391 billion. 

The ministry is improving equity in the system by increasing funding rates that support students with special needs, Indigenous education and rural students. The rate for Indigenous Education is increasing 17.9%, rates for rural and remote districts are increasing approximately 9% and rates for students with special needs between 4%-9%. The basic per-student allocation for standard, alternate and continuing education schools is also increasing this year. 

Supplement Rate Increases
Supplement 2019/20
Rate Increase
Basic Allocation (excluding Distributed Learning) 49.38 7,468.00
Summer (Gr 1-9) 3.00 215.00
Summer (Gr 10-12) 7.00 439.00
Students with Special Needs  Level 1 3,600.00 42,400.00
Students with Special Needs  Level 2 800.00 20,200.00
Students with Special Needs  Level 3 450.00 10,250.00
English / French Language Learners 75.00 1,495.00
Indigenous Students 220.00 1,450.00
Non-graduated Adult Education 77.00 4,773.00
Student Location Factor (elementary) 6.96 266.46
Student Location Factor (secondary) 9.28 355.28
Small Community N/A N/A
Low Enrolment N/A N/A

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

Funding Estimator Program for 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22

Funding and Allocation makes available to boards a tool to assist in estimating their funding for the next three years.

The Estimator is in the form of an Excel workbook and can be input with a district's projected enrolments to estimate a particular year's funding.

A customized Estimator for a district will be provided on request by e-mail to Michael Lebrun.