MB launches consultation team to guide redevelopment of education model

December 1, 2021
The Government of Manitoba has created a consultation team that will guide the redevelopment of the education funding model to ensure sustainable, fair investment of funds. “We need to simplify funding to schools, better support specialized learning needs and create predictability in funding,” said MB Education Minister Cliff Cullen. “There is currently $3 billion spent each year on education and the commissioners were clear that in order to improve educational outcomes for students, the system requires greater financial accountability and sustainability.” The goals of the review include creating a formula that allocates funding to the province’s school divisions; ensuring that the unique needs of Division scolaire franco-manitobaine are accommodated; and developing a stable, predictable, and phased implementation plan to transition to the new formula. The funding model review team will include representatives from First Nations schools, independent schools, parent councils, and others. Nation Talk (MB)