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Q: Are we going to see more funding for more Met schools in the division?
A: The division is exploring the establishment of a third Met School, likely as a satellite of West Kildonan Collegiate. We are looking at redirecting some of our budget and are also seeking some external funding.
Q: Will the division look at removing SRO's and use that funding to add additional teachers or EA's?
A: The division is committed to continuing the SRO program. The division pays only a third of the cost of the program.
Q: How is the division going to support students who may not have access to healthy nutritious meals at home?
A: The division provides nutrition programming at most schools and is also partnering with Second Harvest to provide food directly to families in Seven Oaks.
Q: How does the division plan to increase funding to the Anti-Racism initiative?
A: The division is currently devoting budget resources to the initiative supporting staff, instructional materials, research and policy development. That support is continuing for the 2021-2022 budget year.