Stable Funding for Education a Positive Step

TORONTO, April 13, 2017 /CNW/ - The Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association (OCSTA) appreciates the government's commitment to stable funding and additional staffing as outlined in the 2017-18 Grants for Student Needs (GSN) announcements. 

OCSTA has helped to inform the GSN process by providing to the government insight and information on the current priorities and challenges facing Catholic school boards in Ontario. "We recognize positive steps taken by the government we will, however, continue to strongly advocate for increased funding and additional flexibility in a number of areas including special education, benefits and transportation," said OCSTA President Patrick Daly.

The K-12 education sector in Ontario will receive $23.8 billion in 2017-18 which is an increase of $879 million from the previous year. A significant part of that new funding supports terms arising out of nine negotiated collective agreements that reflect the government's commitment to supporting stability in education and student success.

OCSTA will continue to review the 2017-18 GSNs to further determine the impact on Catholic school boards.

The Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association (OCSTA) is the provincial voice for publicly funded Catholic education in the province. OCSTA represents Catholic school boards that collectively educate approximately 550,000 students in Ontario, from kindergarten to Grade 12.

SOURCE Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association

For further information: Sharon McMillan, Director of Communications, Tel: 416-932-9460, ext. 232 -


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