Finance and Statistics

Grants for French Language Education

Funding Formula — Français Program and French Immersion Program

Kindergarten to Grade 8

  • $225 per full-time equivalency (FTE) for all students enrolled in the Program
  • FTE is equal to the product of the number of students and the percentage of instructional time in the French language divided by 75% (percentage of French language instruction recommended 1). No student can be allocated more than 1.25 FTE. Each Kindergarten student is counted as one.

Grade 9 to 12

  • $42.20 per pupil/credit for each credit course taught in French

 

Table 1a — Example of Full Time Equivalency (FTE) Calculation Français Program and French Immersion Program
Grade Number of students % instructional time in French FTE
K 20 100% = 100%/75% = 1.33 (max. 1.25) = 1.25 x 20 students = 25.00
1 18 80% = 80%/75% = 1.067 =1.067 x 18 students = 19.206
2 19 75% = 75%/75% = 1.000 = 1.000 x 19 students = 19.000
3 17 70% = 70%/75% = 0.933 = 0.933 x 17 students = 15.861
Total 74   79.067

 

Table 1b — Example of Grant calculation
Français Program and French Immersion Program
Grades Amount FTE or Pupil/credit Grant
K to 8 $225 per FTE 79.067 FTE = 79.067 x $225 = $17 790.08
9 to 12 $42.20 per pupil/credit 100 pupil/credits = 100 x $42.20 = $4 220.00

1
The percentage of instructional time in French is calculated by dividing the instructional time (number of minutes) in French by the total instructional time during a school cycle. It is important to note that the percentage of instructional time in French may vary from one school to another, and even between classes within the same school. In general, from K to 6, the total amount of instructional time is 300 minutes per day; 1500 minutes for a 5-day school cycle and 1800 minutes for a 6-day cycle. Also, for Grades 7 and 8, the total amount of instructional time is 330 minutes per day; 1650 minutes for a 5-day school cycle and 1980 minutes for a 6-day cycle.