In Manitoba, there are two kinds of independent schools: Funded Independent Schools and Non-Funded Independent Schools. Funded Independent Schools implement provincially mandated curriculum, hire Manitoba certified teachers, and meet other provincial requirements. Non-Funded Independent Schools are not required to meet these conditions.
262 (b) The field representative certifies that in his opinion the child is currently receiving a standard of education at home or elsewhere equivalent to that provided in a public school.
What is the role of Manitoba Education in Non-Funded Independent Schools?
Manitoba Education monitors and supports Non-Funded Independent Schools to determine that children enrolled in these schools receive an education which is equivalent to that provided in a public school.
What are the main differences between a Funded Independent School and a Non-Funded Independent School?
A Funded Independent School must hire Manitoba certified teachers, implement the provincially mandated curriculum, and meet other provincial requirements. A Non-Funded Independent School is not required to meet these conditions.
What financial support is available for Non-Funded Independent Schools?
Non-Funded Independent Schools may request a $60 per student Curricular Materials Grant. These funds are available as a credit to be redeemed from the Manitoba Textbook Bureau. The school is not limited to the materials listed in the Manitoba Textbook Bureau catalogue but can order books and materials of their choice through the Manitoba Textbook Bureau.
How does a group start a Non-Funded Independent School?
A group begins the process of becoming a Non-Funded Independent School by indicating its intention to Manitoba Education. The space chosen for the Non-Funded Independent School must be suitable for teaching and learning, convenient, sound, well lit, and has passed a building and fire inspection. The Non-Funded Independent School must be able to demonstrate concrete plans to deliver an education which is at least equivalent to that of a public school. Non-Funded Independent Schools are visited annually and must complete and return any forms required by Manitoba Education.
What is the role of the Liaisons for Non-Funded Independent Schools?
The Liaisons for Non-Funded Independent Schools determine that students in Non-Funded Schools receive an education which is equivalent to that of a public school. They provide support for administrators, may assist teachers to find books and materials which enhance the quality of education for the students, and may meet with Board members on request.
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