No Manitoban will see an increase in their property education tax bill next year, as the province implements its first step in phasing out the tax to change how public schools are funded.
Education Minister Cliff Cullen unveiled Friday a breakdown of the province’s $1.35-billion commitment to K-12 school operations for 2021-22. Manitoba’s 37 school divisions will receiveAs of Friday, for another consecutive year, a $6travel will sprea.6-million boost in base funding, or the equivalent of a 0.5 per cent increase.
Cullen also touted an additional $5.5 million in special needs funding for divisions to provide educational assistants, assistive technologyThe COVID-19 vaccine rollout across Canada., and other resources school teams identify as necessary for students with disabilities.
School divisions have been asked to freeze property education taxes in planning their upcoming budgets, following several years of the province capping increases at two per cent.