2023/24 Estimated Operating Grants

Government is providing an additional $602 million in operating grants to school districts in 2023/24 that total an estimated $6.622 billion.

The ministry is increasing the basic per-student allocation for standard, alternate and continuing education schools by 9.4% for 2023/24.

Other changes include:

  • An additional $94.6 million for students with special needs, a 12.7% increase.
  • An additional $9.6 million in the Indigenous Education Targeted Funding, a 9.6% increase.
  • An additional $14.9 million for English and French Language Learners (ELL/FLL), a 12.8% increase.
Supplement 2023/24
Rate Increase
Basic Allocation (standard, continuing education and alternate schools) $740 $8,625
Basic Allocation (online learning) $600 $6,960
Students with Special Needs  Level 1 $4,220 $49,070
Students with Special Needs  Level 2 $2,000 $23,280
Students with Special Needs  Level 3 $1,010 $11,760
English / French Language Learners $150 $1,735
Indigenous Education $145 $1,710
Non-graduated Adult Education $475 $5,505
Summer Learning (Gr 1-9) $21 $245
Summer Learning (Gr 10-12) $42 $490

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

  2023/24 Operating Grants Manual PDF    
  Overview of the 2023/24 Operating Grant Allocation Formula PDF    
  2023/24 Operating Grant Tables  (updated April 2023) PDF XLSX  
  Summary of Grants to Date, 2023/24  (updated May 2023) PDF XLSX  

Funding Estimator Program for 2023/24, 2024/25 and 2025/26

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.