KAMLOOPS – School District 73 is getting $1,576,540 through the Learning Improvement Fund to support students with special needs and $282,315 through the BC Education Plan Fund to support struggling readers at school.
“The BCTF strike is obviously unfortunate, but we’re trying to make the best of a bad situation by putting all $37 million of strike savings back into the schools, in addition to the original $30 million of Learning Improvement Funds.”
Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake
“It’s great to see School District 73 receiving this substantial amount of funding, and I am sure that special needs students and those struggling with reading will benefit from these much-needed resources.”
Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Kevin Krueger
- The B.C. government is doubling the LIF from $30 million to $60 million for the coming school year. The increase is due to provincewide operational savings of $37 million resulting from last month’s three-day teachers’ strike.
- All of the strike savings will remain with school districts with $30 million being applied to LIF, and the remaining $7 million to be used by school boards for educational priorities in their respective districts.
- For more information on the Learning Improvement Fund, please visit http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2012/04/strike-savings-boost-bcs-learning-improvement-fund.html
- For more information on the BC Education Plan Fund, please visit http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2012/03/students-help-chart-the-future-of-bc-education.html