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RMWB Schools To Benefit From GOA’s Classroom Improvement Fund

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
RMWB Schools To Benefit From GOA's Classroom Improvement Fund

Father Beauregard School Spring 2017 // Harvard Broadcasting Reporter Brandon Piper

School Districts in our region have until December to decide how they’ll spend their part of the Classroom Improvement Fund.

The $75 million program was part of the central agreement reached between the Alberta Teachers Association and the Teachers Employer Bargaining Association in May.

School boards and teachers will create a joint proposal for how the CIF money will be used, whether it be hiring new teachers and support staff, in-classroom resource, and professional development supports.

The Fort McMurray Catholic School District is getting $706,000 in CIF funding, the Pubilc School Board is receiving $651,000 and $268,000 is going to the Northland School Division No 61, which includes schools in Anzac, Conklin, Janvier, Fort McKay, and Fort Chipewyan. This is based on student enrolment for the 2016-17 school year.

“Through central table bargaining, we have ensured that teachers have a voice in determining how the funding can best be used to support teaching and learning, ” said Mark Ramsankar, president of the Alberta Teachers’ Association.

School boards and teachers have until December 15 to submit their proposals for the funds.

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