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2023 Budget

February 28, 2023 - Today the Peace River School Division received the following message from the Minister of Education, Adriana LaGrange:

Letter to parents – historic education investments in Budget 2023

Dear Alberta parents:

Today, the Government of Alberta released its annual budget, and as the Minister of Education, I wanted to tell you directly about our plan to set your children up for lifelong success. The theme of this year’s budget is securing the future. The budget shows how the government is going to make sure Albertans have good and well-paying jobs, and how we will improve our healthcare system, keep communities safe and ensure people have the supports they need to be successful in their lives. It also shows how we are going to help your children reach their full potential.

Record-breaking funding for education

Through Budget 2023, the government is providing a historic level of funding to the school
system—more money than ever before. At the same time, know that our goal is to drive as much
of this money as possible directly to the classroom and away from administrative costs, to help
ensure taxpayer dollars achieve maximum benefit for students.

The department of Education’s consolidated budget will be about $8.8 billion; that’s equal to
$44 million every day students are in school. It’s also an increase of almost half a billion dollars
over last year. Your children are the province’s future leaders and innovators; it’s our job to help
them be all they can be, and we take that very seriously.

Read the full letter HERE

Feb 28, 2023

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