Before 1990, School boards could supplement provincial funding through direct taxation. Not anymore. Public education now depends on a provincially determined public education funding formula which features in multiple stories of controversial cuts to education services. This workshop covers a brief history of public education funding, explores the recent changes to the funding formula and the challenges districts may face as a result of these changes. It will address key budget information and explore how budget and financial reporting piece together for good decision making.
Filmed and edited by Adam O. Thomas.