Budget woes prompts discussion about funding formula

The formula of funding school districts on the basis of student enrolment is being questioned as B.C. schools battle budget woes, reports News 1130.

It’s time to reevaluate the situation, says UBC educational studies professor Michelle Stack.

“I think there are complex needs in schools. I think there are needs for new technology and funding for special education. If we are sincere about reconciliation, we need to be funding aboriginal education,” said Stack.

“Costs like electricity, MSP premiums and unfunded salary increases have been downloaded onto the districts,” she added.