Consultations Underway to Build a New Education Funding Model to Ensure an Equitable Education System, Fairness in Funding: Ewasko
The Manitoba government has put in place a funding model review team to guide the development of a new education funding model and will begin consultations with school divisions and key education stakeholder organizations next week, Education and Early Childhood Learning Minister Wayne Ewasko announced today.
“Stakeholders and the public have made it very clear that we need a better process for education funding, one that supports long-term planning and gives schools and regional leaders the flexibility they need to address local needs,” said Ewasko. “Building on the findings of the Commission on K to 12 Education, these consultations will ensure we hear directly from stakeholders on what they need to address differences in programming and ensure equity in funding across the province, particularly in rural, remote and northern communities.”
The minister noted Leger Research will facilitate the consultation and engagement process with education stakeholders and collect their recommendations for the new funding model, which includes the creation of a formula that allocates provincial funding to school divisions and schools. Other key stakeholders will be included in future phases as part of the overall engagement plan. Consultations will support developing and finalizing a new funding model for the 2023-24 school year.
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