We provide most of the operating revenue for publicly funded school boards through core education funding (previously known as the Grants for Student Needs). This includes funding for:

  • classroom staffing
  • learning resources
  • special education
  • school facilities
  • student transportation
  • school board administration

School boards: Use this page to find your 2024–2025 core education funding information. Bookmark it so you can refer to it during the school year.

2024–2025 core education funding

We provide information about core education funding to school boards through memoranda to the sector. We notify school boards when we make changes to education funding.

Ministry publications

Core education funding projections for the 2024–2025 school year

Find tables containing projected board-by-board allocations of core education funding (previously Grants for Student Needs) for the 2024–2025 school year. We prepared these projections, which are based on enrolment and other information provided by school boards.

The tables also contain board-by-board allocations from the prior year.

Technical guide for school boards, 2024-2025

The technical guide contains:

  • the details of the different funds and their purpose
  • the details of the funding formulas
  • other criteria for funding to school boards

We use the funding formulas and criteria to calculate school boards’ 2024–2025 allocations for budgeting and financial reporting purposes.

Guide to the 2024-2025 Special Education Fund

This guide provides a simple overview of the Special Education Fund.

Specialized equipment allocation (SEA) 2024–2025 directives

The Specialized Equipment Allocation (SEA) 2024–25 Directives, Spring 2024, outline the purpose of SEA funding, the eligibility criteria, SEA funding processes and reporting requirements for school boards.

Education Capital Policies and Programs Manual

This manual provides guidance to school boards on the capital funding programs and policies, including processes and accountability measures, that support capital infrastructure.

Implementation criteria for select student success programs

This document provides guidance on the intended purpose and recommended use of funds to support the success and well-being of those students who are at greater risk of poor academic achievement.

Previous years

Contact us by email for funding information from prior years.

Alternative format requests

Contact us by email if you need any of our material in an alternative format. We will:

  • acknowledge your request within 3 business days
  • provide you with the content within 15 business days