Finance and Statistics

Funding of Schools 2024/2025 School Year

This year, the Manitoba government is supporting student needs by increasing operating funding for kindergarten to Grade 12 public schools by 3.4 per cent.

The total funding increase for 2024-25 is $104.2 million, which includes:

  • $51.5 million in operating costs for public schools, which includes $6.2 million for in-year enrolment increases;
  • $3 million toward smaller class sizes;
  • $27.5 million for nutrition programming, which builds on the 2023-24 current funding for a total of $30 million;
  • $11.3 million for capital support, which includes principal and interest costs related to building schools; and
  • $10.9 million to independent schools as per their funding agreement.

These increases bring the total investment in public schools for the 2024-25 school year to $1.74 billion and address growing enrolment and supports classroom needs.

For 2024-25, higher levels of funding is allocated to divisions with high enrolment growth and divisions with a smaller tax base to enable students across the province to receive the supports they need.

For the 2024-25 school year, the province is investing in new initiatives for students, which includes $30 million to expand nutrition programming in schools to ensure nutrition supports are available in all schools for students who need it, and $3 million to allow our youngest learners to get the attention and support they need by reducing class sizes.

The Funding of Schools 2024-25 School Year document provides details on how this year’s funding has been allocated for school divisions.

Funding of schools booklet

Funding of Schools 2024-2025 School Year

Funding of Schools 2024/2025 School Year (Adobe Icon 401 KB)

This booklet is intended to be an easy-to-read reference guide describing funding for the 2024/2025 school year.


For funding of schools report from 2023/2024 school year:
Funding of Schools 2023/2024 School Year (Adobe Icon 421 KB)