Silva said these changes benefit smaller school divisions and that funding for Calgary schools will continue to drop relative to rural divisions. Rather than doing a yearly count, funding will be given out based on a three-year average. The new model will also see a change in the student count system. In the budget, the Class Size Grants, the Classroom Improvement Fund, and the School Fees Reduction Grant, were all ‘re-purposed,’ which equaled out to a $136-million loss to education funding province-wide, despite there being a One-Time Transition Grant given to each School Division. “It’s an offensive statement to try and pass off that education funding is maintained.”. CALGARY— Alberta’s new funding model for post-secondary institutions ties some of the money to performance measures. Ford GT500 Supercharged 5.2-Liter Crate Engine Could Be in the Works, Winnipeg's homeless shelters brace for a bleak winter, Desi Twitter bursts with pride over Kamala Harris as VP-elect, Buffett's Berkshire suffers in pandemic even as Apple boosts profit, Wainwright convinced by son to return for 1 more MLB season, Karol G Nabs 10th Top 10 on Hot Latin Songs Chart With ‘Bichota’, Why The Queen’s Gambit Is Netflix’s Most-Watched Show, BTS’ Suga Shares Update With ARMY Following ‘Successful’ Shoulder Surgery: ‘I’ll Be Back Soon’, A Massive Scarf Is The Key to Eating Outdoors This Fall, Now’s Your Chance to Own The Rare and Wild RUF CTR3, Winter will help COVID-19 spread more easily, experts say — here's what they suggest you do about it, In Israel, Biden could differ with Netanyahu on Iran and settlements, Canada's real estate market is on the rise, with heavy interest in certain parts of the country, Medvedev into Paris Masters final for 1st time after beating Raonic, Lil Wayne Touches On Breakup: ‘I Am An Eternal Fire And Burning Love’, Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article, You Will Never Have To Scrub A Toilet Again If You Try This New Toilet Cleaner, Earwax Can Cause Hearing Loss And Memory Loss. The change comes into effect in the 2020-21 school year, with the grants falling into certain groups. The new formula will reallocate grants and change the way students are counted. School districts will also be asked to find administrative efficiencies to save money. “They’re going to fund to a higher degree smaller, more autonomous school boards . EDMONTON, AB – The Government of Alberta says their new model of funding for schools will be more streamlined and predictable. She says that the bottom line is that there will be no cuts, and in fact many schools will have an increase. Through this system, school divisions will see either an increase, or a decrease (see diagram below). JOE BIDEN WINS PRESIDENCY, DENIES TRUMP SECOND TERM. (1:47, That it “ gives school boards predictable sustainable funding”. LaGrange adds that while the Ministry of Education is saving money by cutting red tape and reducing deficiencies, she could not say what the savings would be, and wouldn’t have an answer until the 2020 Budget is released. Students taking a full class load will be fully funded, while those taking just a few courses, or upgrading their education, will only be partially funded. (1:04 Press Conference). Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act by the Alberta Teachers’ Association last week shows there were discrepancies in the last budget, released in October 2019. “There are still many unknown details for us to fully understand the impact for the Calgary Board of Education.”. Related Stories Alberta Budget 2019: Cuts to post-secondary, public sector amid job promises The UCP and Education Minister Adriana LaGrange have been under fire for cutting funding to public education. It is also great that this new model provides schools with a little bit more predictability,” Bieber said. Education Minister Adriana LaGrange unveiled the new funding model for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students. The new ‘Weighted Moving Average’ will look at 20 per cent of the actual funded enrolment count from the previous year, 30 per cent of estimated enrolment of the current year, and a 50 per cent projection of the coming year. Education Minister Adriana LaGrange says the Ministry spoke with every single school division in Alberta, to gather input and form this new model.