Operational funding

Operational funding is the money your board of trustees receives from the Government to run your school and to achieve the objectives specified in your charter.

National Administration Guidelines

Operational funding comes with responsibilities. Your board must:

  • set priorities and manage your school’s total funding 
  • follow the National Administration Guidelines 
  • meet your obligations as good employers 
  • comply with legislative and contractual requirements.

National Administration Guidelines

School funding calculator

You can use the Ministry’s funding calculator to estimate your school’s upcoming funding.

Ministry of Education School Funding Calculator (external link)

Entitlement staffing

Operational funding is separate from your entitlement staffing and doesn’t include funding for property and large capital items. 

Entitlement staffing

Although operational funding for your school is broken into components, the various funds are not ‘tagged’. This means your school has discretion over what the funding is used for. Your board of trustees is responsible for the financial management of your school.

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