Eight local school divisions have been included as part of the Classroom Investment Fund, a deal that was struck in May between the Alberta Teachers’ Association and Teachers Employer Bargaining Association.
In total, $75 million is being distributed province-wide.
“Our government is protecting and improving education and making life better for Alberta students. We have continued to provide boards with stable and predictable funding, and now the new Classroom Improvement Fund will allow us to go further in supporting our students and preparing them for their futures. We are pleased to see school boards’ representatives and teachers come together to put this new money to good use,” said David Eggen, Minister of Education.
Of the local school districts on the list $968,000 will go to the Grande Prairie School District No. 2357, $730,000 for the Peace Wapiti School Division No. 76, $643,000 for the Grande Prairie Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 28, the Peace River School Division No. 10 gets $425,000, the High Prairie School Division No. 48 gets $410,000, Northland School Division No. 61 gets $268,000, Northwest Francophone Education Region No. 1 gets $149,000 and the Northern Gateway Regional Division No. 10 will receive $614,000.
“The CIF will improve classrooms by providing targeted resources to better address the needs of students. Through central table bargaining, we have ensured that teachers have a voice in determining how the funding can best be used to support teaching and learning,” Mark Ramsankar explained, President of the Alberta Teachers’ Association.
School boards now have until December 15, 2017 to submit their proposals for how their money should be used.