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Local school boards get provincial funding for classroom improvements

By Scott Schmidt on June 20, 2017.

Medicine Hat News

New money for classroom improvements that were a key point in the latest round of teaching contract negotiations will total $1.77 million for three local school boards.
Alberta Education released a breakdown of the $75 million province-wide fund that can be used to hire new teachers and support staff, or purchase new in-classroom resources.
A list shows that based on expected enrollment for 2017-18, Medicine Hat School District No. 76 will receive $913,000, the Prairie Rose School Division $473,000, and Medicine Hat Catholic Board, $385,000.
Under the agreement, boards and teachers will now work on a joint proposal for how the CIF money will be used by school authorities.
“We are pleased to see school boards’ representatives and teachers come together to put this new money to good use,”
David Eggen, Minister of Education, said in a statement.
Proposals are due by Dec. 15, 2017.

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