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ERIC Number: ED538777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep-1
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
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Cancellation of the Annual Facility Grant Creates More Shortfalls for School Districts. BCTF Research Report. Section V. 2009-EF-02
White, Margaret
British Columbia Teachers' Federation
The Ministry of Education recently announced the cancellation of the Annual Facility Grant (AFG) for 2009-10, resulting in a loss of $110 million dollars in revenue to school districts. This decision comes after Boards of Education submitted their 2009-10 balanced budgets by June 30, based on expected revenues for the coming school year. Boards of Education are now scrambling to deal with more potential shortfalls with very little notice. This paper discusses the following: (1) Do Boards of Education really carry a surplus with respect to this grant?; (2) Does it make educational sense to cancel the Annual Facility Grant?; (3) Does it make economic sense to cancel the Annual Facility Grant during a recession?; and (4) Where to find information about the Annual Facility Grant for your district. A table of links to school-district financial-information web pages is appended. (Contains 3 sources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) (Canada)
Identifiers - Location: Canada