The funding for the area’s four school boards has been announced by Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing. 

Over $300 million is being invested into the four boards along with an additional $15 million for COVID-19 supports. It’s over $7 million more than was invested last year.

Near North District School Board – projected to receive $144.8 million in funding, an increase of $3.0 million over last year, including:

  • $20.1 million in special education funding, $520,000 more than last year.
  • $12.1 million in funding for transportation, $280,000 more than last year.
  • $1.3 million in funding for Indigenous education, $47,000 more than last year.
  • $6.5 million in COVID-19 support.

Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board – is projected to receive $46.6 million in funding, an increase of $480,000 over last year, including:

  • $7.4 million in special education funding,$170,000 more than last year.
  • $3.7 million in funding for transportation, $19,000 more than last year.
  • $630,000 in funding for Indigenous education, with $64,000 transferred into the Program Leadership Grant.
  • $2.7 million in COVID-19 support.

Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est de l’Ontario – is projected to receive $53.0 million in funding, an increase of $2.3 million over last year, including:

  • $8.1 million in special education funding, $350,000 more than last year.
  • $2.3 million in funding for transportation, $110,000 more than last year.
  • $110,000 in funding for Indigenous education, with $70,000 transferred into the Program Leadership Grant
  • $2.7 million in COVID-19 support.

Conseil scolaire catholique Franco-Nord – is projected to receive $56.8 million in funding, an increase of $1.3 million over last year, including:

  • $9.3 million in special education funding, a $270,000 increase over last year.
  • $3.9 million in funding for transportation, a $110,000 million increase over last year.
  • $210,000 in funding for Indigenous education, with $70,000 transferred into the Program Leadership Grant.
  • $2.9 million in COVID-19 support.

“Today’s announcement is terrific news for students and hard-working Nipissing families,” stated Fedeli on the funding. “We are delivering significant resources here in our area and across the province to help young people reach their full potential.”