Funding Boost to Manitoba’s Public Schools

Funding Boost to Manitoba’s Public Schools

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WINNIPEG — Public schools in Manitoba are receiving a funding boost from the provincial government for the 2018-19 school year.

The province announced Thursday it will invest $1.32 billion next school year, an increase of $6.6 million.

Education Minister Ian Wishart is also directing school divisions to limit any increases to their local education property tax to two percent.

He also announced a 15 percent reduction in the existing administration cost caps, effective July 1.

In addition, Manitoba will phase out the tax incentive grant over the next six year. The grant will be adjusted to ensure school divisions do not receive less than 98 percent of last year’s operating and grant support combined.

— Staff

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