Provincial funding of schools

A great deal of information on provincial education funding is available on the Ministry of Education website.

This is a summary of funding provided provincially:



The provincial government and BC’s 60 elected Boards of Education co-manage the education system in British Columbia.  The province establishes the amount of grant funding for public education annually, and uses a funding formula to allocate these funds to Boards of Education.
Boards manage and allocate their allotment based on local spending priorities.  In addition, the province provides capital costs and funding for special programs through supplemental government funds.
The funding allocation system provides financial resources for the operation of the K-12 system by using data collected from schools and districts and applying formulae to ensure equity across British Columbia.