Manitoba Public Schools to See 2.5 Per Cent Increase This Year: Premier

Manitoba Public Schools to See 2.5 Per Cent Increase This Year: Premier

By The Canadian Press

Greg Selinger
Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba public schools will receive about 2.5 per cent more money this year from the provincial government.

Premier Greg Selinger says the increase, which works out to $32.5 million, is higher than the rate of inflation.

The increase is more or less in line with those of recent years, which have ranged anywhere from two per cent to 5.6 per cent.

Selinger says the money includes special amounts for literacy programs, which are to see a 5.9 per cent jump.

The government is also launching a new website, www.setyourcourse.ca , which will tell students what courses and training they need for different jobs.

CP - The Canadian Press

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