DAWSON CREEK – The provincial government is redirecting $205,328 in administrative savings back to School District 59 to help it deal with local cost pressures and provide front line services for students.

The school district can use this funding as it sees fit – such as ongoing classroom programs, hiring new teachers, or for busing.

“Our government has committed to making sure that services for students receive the maximum amount of B.C.’s education funding,” Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier said. “This funding will help School District 59 return these savings into services for students.”

Districts made real efforts to reduce spending on their administration costs – and those efforts have made it possible to help flow those resources into classrooms and services for students. The amount of money being left with districts is equal to the Year 2 of Administrative savings districts were asked to find.

School districts, including Peace River South School District 59, have been informed that they will not have to pay their share of $25 million worth of provincial charges this year, and instead can redirect that money into frontline services for students.