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Second Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature

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Bill 218

THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS FINANCE BOARD AMENDMENT ACT


Explanatory Note

(Assented to                                         )

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. P260 amended

1           The Public Schools Finance Board Act is amended by this Act.

2           The following is added after subsection 8(2):

Efficient use of school lands and buildings

8(3)        An allocation of resources intended to make efficient use of school lands and buildings within a school division and across school divisions must be reasonable having regard to all the factors to be considered, and should not result in unreasonable transportation requirements for students and school divisions without schools in their local communities.

Coming into force

3           This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.

Explanatory Note

Under The Public Schools Finance Board Act, the Public Schools Finance Board is required to consider several factors when it allocates resources among school divisions under the capital support program.

This Bill amends the Act to ensure that an allocation of resources designed to make efficient use of school lands and buildings within divisions and across divisions

  • properly takes into account all the relevant factors, including the role of schools in local communities; and
  • does not result in unreasonable transportation requirements for communities without schools.