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Launch a Funding Model Review Team to lead consultations and design of the new funding model (how funds are distributed across the education system).

What's New

 In June and July 2023, the project team consulted one-on-one with all 37 school divisions to inform the development of the funding model. The sector’s feedback will help ensure the model works for all students throughout the province.

The Commitment

The K to 12 Education Funding Model Review will recommend a new funding model to improve how provincial funding is allocated to school divisions.

What This Means for Manitobans

The new funding model will ensure funding is allocated to school divisions with a focus on student needs rather than on property values. This will help ensure all students get the resources they need to succeed, regardless of where they live, their background, or their individual circumstances.

What We’ve Done

  • In the spring of 2022, the project team engaged with more than 50 education partners and stakeholders, including Indigenous representatives, trustees, superintendents, secretary-treasurers, the Manitoba Association of Parent Councils, the Manitoba Teachers’ Society and all 37 school divisions. Many of these groups also have membership on the Education Funding Model Review Team, which is providing ongoing input.
  • In August 2022, the project team presented a draft framework for a new funding model to the Student Advisory Council, school divisions and all other stakeholders previously engaged. In December 2022, the project team again met with education partners and stakeholders to provide an update, noting the consultations would continue following Budget 2023.
  • In February 2023, the project team published a ‘What We Heard’ report (pdf document 411 KB) outlining key input provided by stakeholders throughout the first round of consultations. This input continues to inform the development of the new model.

Next Steps:

  • Review and refine the draft model based on analysis of the feedback received from the sector in one-on-one consultations.
  • Publish a ‘What We Heard’ Report in fall 2023 summarizing the feedback received from the sector in one-on-one consultations.

Advisory Bodies: Education Funding Model Review Team

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