Rural and Northern Education Funding

The Ministry of Education provides a Rural and Northern Education Fund (RNEF) allocation which is dedicated funding to further improve education for students from rural and northern communities.

Funding is allocated to school boards based on the number of rural students and two factors measuring the density of rural student enrolment in the school board.

School boards may use the funding for rural education based on local needs, such as the following:

  • improving programming and support services in rural schools (e.g., French immersion, arts education, and guidance counselling);

  • continuing the operation of rural schools; and,

  • enhancing student transportation options such as late bus runs and mobile online learning through tablets or Wi-Fi.

 In fiscal 2022-23 SCDSB utilized $87,132 to improve networks in rural schools.
The amount was allocated as follows:

 School name
 Adjala Central PS  $2,994
 Baxter Central PS  $2,994
 Brechin PS  $2,383
 Coldwater PS  $2,383
 Cookstown Central PS  $2,994
 Severn Shores PS  $2,383
 East Oro PS  $2,383
 Guthrie PS  $2,994
 Clearview Meadows ES  $2,994
 Huronia Centennial ES  $2,994
 Innisfil Central PS  $2,383
 Killarney Beach PS  $2,383
 Marchmont PS  $2,383
 Warminster ES  $2,383
 Hillsdale ES  $2,383
 Minesing Central PS  $2,383
 New Lowell Central PS  $2,383
 Nottawasaga & Creemore PS  $2,383
 Nottawa PS  $2,383
 Rama Central PS  $2,383
 Shanty Bay PS  $2,383
 Sir William Osler PS  $2,383
 Tecumseth Beeton ES  $2,383
 Tecumseth South Central PS  $2,383
 Tosorontio Central PS  $2,383
 Tottenham PS  $2,257
 Uptergrove PS  $2,383
 W.R. Best Memorial PS  $2,383
 Wyevale Central PS  $2,383
 Banting Memorial HS  $6,663
 Elmvale District HS  $3,606
 Stayner CI  $4,217
$87, 132