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, , which will tell students what courses and training they need for different jobs.

CP - The Canadian Press


Pssst, while you're here... is Winnipeg's only independent digital news outlet, producing reliable journalism and localized content since 2007. As we grow as a company, so do our expenses into creating the news, sports and entertainment coverage you've come to expect from us. We ask that if you enjoyed reading this article that you consider making a small donation towards our efforts. It would be greatly appreciated in helping us reinvest to expand our reach and hire additional freelance reporters and photographers. Thank you!

Support ?

Sports Highlights