Funding for Private Schools
THAT BCCPAC insist that the government redesign its funding formula for independent schools to remove the unfair advantages inherent in its current policy by doing the following:
1. Only fund Special Needs Categories 1-3 to the 50% (Group 1) or 35% (Group 2) base standards used for independent school grants.
2. Only include the funding amounts for English Language Learners, Aboriginal Students, Adult Learners and Vulnerable Students (associated with poverty) if the independent school actually has equivalent proportions ofproperly identified students in those categories enrolled.
3. Remove the public school’s declining enrolment supplement from the base amount used to calculate the per student grant for independent schools.
4. Only fund distributed learning programs to the 50% (Group 1) or 35% (Group 2) base standards used for independent school grants.