March 13, 2012
BC Gov't News
Pennies From Heaven
take delivery of a truckload of money for at-risk kids
Released by Gov't of BC Caucus
students in Chilliwack School District 33 will benefit from $474,120
in new funding, part of the $11.2 million Supplement for Vulnerable
Students for 2012-13.
These funds add to the
$694,559 already in place for at-risk students in Chilliwack through
the CommunityLINK program. This means a total of $1.16 million in
funding - a 68 per cent increase - for the 2012-13 school year.
"These funds will help
School District 33 provide innovative programs and services that
support those students who need it the most. We are working hard to
support at-risk students in Chilliwack and this funding plays a big
part in our commitment to education," said John Les, MLA Chilliwack
in a release on Tuesday.
Why this matters
These funds help
school districts provide services such as meal and snack
programs, literacy and healthy schools initiatives, inner city
and community school programs, school-based support workers and
counselling for at-risk children and youth.
(Learning Includes Nutrition and Knowledge) provides over $51
million in funding (see the pdf
here) to all 60 boards of education in B.C to help
vulnerable students who are at risk in terms of academic
achievement and social development.
In 2012-13, the
Province will provide an additional $11.2 million Supplement for
Vulnerable Students. These funds will go to districts where the
number of vulnerable students has increased.
"vulnerable students" as those students who may be at risk in
terms of academic achievement and social functioning. These
students primarily come from less affluent socio-economic
In a time of fiscal
prudence, the B.C. government is committed to maintaining K-12
school operating funding at just over $4.7 billion for the
2012-13 school year. This is a $4 million increase from the
For more information:
More information on
the Vulnerable Student Supplement is available online
More information on
the CommunityLINK program is available online at:
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