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Ontario’s Largest Investment in Public Education

April 19, 2023

NORTH BAY – Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing announced that the Ontario government is investing a total of $27.1 billion through the Grants for Student Needs (GSN) in 2023-24, the single largest investment in public education in Ontario’s history.

“Under Premier Ford, our government will ensure students are well-supported and prepared for the jobs of the future as we make record investments in public education,” said MPP Vic Fedeli. “We are pleased to see that all four local school boards in Nipissing have Per Pupil funding above the provincial average.”

Local School Board GSN allocations for the 2023-24 school year include the following:

$155,152,687 in base GSN funding for Near North District School Board

  • This represents a 2.3% increase in funding from last year.

$52,297,270 in base GSN funding for the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District High School Board

  • This represents a 3.9% increase in funding from last year.

$55,950,412 in base GSN funding forConseil scolaire de district catholique Franco-Nord

  • This represents a 2.9% increase in funding from last year.

$53,665,476 in base GSN funding forConseil scolaire public du district du Nord-Est de l’Ontario

  • This represents a 7% increase in funding from last year.

Base GSN funding has increased by $693.0 million or 2.7% compared to 2022-23. Ontario’s students are supported with the highest level of per-student base funding in provincial history at $13,125. This record-setting investment will support school boards and educators as they prepare Ontario’s students with the skills they need to succeed in life.

QUICK FACTS:

  • Recently, Ontario introduced a $180-million reading and math strategy to help students build the skills they need to succeed.
  • For the 2023-24 school year, the province is providing school boards with $1.4 billion in funding to revitalize and renew aged building systems and components.
  • Ontario is launching a new student transportation funding formula in 2023-24, with an additional investment of $111 million. The new formula is designed to be more transparent and help school boards provide more effective student transportation.

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