School District 54 says it is pleased about the recent funding announcement from the provincial government.
BC announced yesterday (Monday) that it will be allocating $60 million to school districts across the province.
The funding is to help combat inflation that students and parents are facing.
SD54 Superintendent Mike McDiarmid said that the district will be receiving $250,000 but a spending plan has not been confirmed.
“We’re going to sit down and have some meetings with some administrators about the best possible uses but, certainly off the top of my head I’m thinking about some of the food programs we have running, potentially some supplies for students,” he said.
McDiarmid added that the plan will be developed over the next few weeks.
He also said that there has been an increase in usage of the food programs in the district’s schools.
“We’ve had a very high demand for our food programs for many years and it really came to the forefront during COVID. So, we provide a lot of meals for students and a lot of food packages sent home to families, so that started a couple of years ago,” McDiarmid said.
He added that any ongoing support is appreciated for the food programs as prices are increasing.
Meanwhile, SD91 received over $515,000 from the funding allocated by the province.
The full breakdown can be found on the province’s website.