Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Public School Board Worried About Loss of Special Education Funding

The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board is raising the alarm bell over declining funding for special education.

The Ministry of Education will be increasing the budget of the public school board by about
1.9 million dollars next year.

But Director of Education Sean Monteith says they are concerned by the continued erosion
of their special education budget.

Monteith suggests their budget for special education could decrease by more than a million
dollars over the next couple of years without any changes to the funding forumla.