Peel District School Board FundingPublished on May 27, 2019
It's time to put an end to the false and misleading information that education cuts are happening in Peel. To be clear, the government has increased funding to the Peel District School Board this year.
- The Peel District School Board will be getting over $1,779,004,680 in Grants for Student Needs (GSN) Funding for the 2019-2020 school year, which is an increase from the 2018-2019 budget.
- The government has also increased special education funding in Peel District School Board from $218,324,831 to $221,595, 502 for the 2019-2020 school year.
- Transportation funding at Peel District School will also be increasing from $44,171,818 to $47,074,380 for the 2019-2020 school year.
- The government is investing a landmark $1.6 billion in teacher job protection. This funding will make sure not a single teacher will lose their job as a result of our proposed changes to class sizes or e-learning.
Over the past 15 years there has been limited oversight and accountability when it comes to education spending at our school boards. The government of Ontario is asking school boards to take a close look at their spending to find ways they can reduce administrative burden and waste while prioritizing student achievement.
The Government has been clear about their commitment to protecting what matters most and delivering an education system that puts student achievement at the centre of everything they do.
The government of Ontario has allocated the money to the Peel DSB and if you have any questions regarding how the board will use this funding, please call your local school trustee.