Manitoba Education Minister Peter Bjornson has announced an overall increase of 25 million dollars for public schools for the next school year. Flin Flon School Superintendent Blaine Veitch says they are pleased with the results for this Division. He explains the province had a guarantee of zero percent to all the school divisions in the province and in Flin Flon’s case we received an increase of 3.3 percent from the estimate from last year to the estimate from this year so that was a very positive thing. He says largely it was the result of the increase in the unfunded expenditures which is part of the equalization formula so that generated some additional revenue for the Division.
Veitch says the School Board’s Finance Committee will work to produce the budget for next year that will be presented at a public meeting on February 25th at 6:30 in the School Division office.