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Alberta changing school funding formula, puts hard caps on administration

Alberta changing school funding formula, puts hard caps on administration

2020-02-19 12:36:00 AM

Alberta changing school funding formula, puts hard caps on administration

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange hasn’t released specific numbers, saying those will come in the Feb. 27 budget

Story continues below advertisementShe says the funding changes will result in more money flowing directly to schools.Schools currently don’t know how much money they are getting each year until enrolments are finalized — sometime after classes have started — which can cause uncertainty and mid-year budget complications.

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The new formula is to use enrolment estimates, so schools will know each spring how much money they are getting for the school year starting that fall.Alberta is spending $8.2 billion this year on school operations.We have a weekly Western Canada newsletter written by our B.C. and Alberta bureau chiefs, providing a comprehensive package of the news you need to know about the region and its place in the issues facing Canada. Sign up today.

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