(BURNABY): The provincial government is redirecting $1,027,783 in administrative savings back to School District 41 to help it deal with local cost pressures and provide front line services for students.


The school district can use this funding as it sees fit – such as ongoing classroom programs, hiring new teachers, or for busing.


“I know our school district officials have worked diligently to reduce administrative costs and now they can return these savings into front-line services for students,” said Burnaby North MLA Richard T.Lee. “We want to direct maximum resources toward the classroom and ensure the best possible outcomes for our children.”


Districts made real efforts to reduce spending on their administration costs – and those efforts have made it possible to help flow those resources into classrooms and services for students. The amount of money being left with districts is equal to the Year 2 of Administrative savings districts were asked to find.


School districts have been informed that they will not have to pay their share of $25 million worth of provincial charges this year, and instead can redirect that money into frontline services for students.


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