VANDERHOOF – The provincial government is redirecting $253,903 in administrative savings back to School District 91 to help it deal with local cost pressures and provide front line services for students.

The school district can use this funding as it sees fit – such as ongoing classroom programs, hiring new teachers, or for busing.

“We’re giving School District 91 the chance to invest in their priority projects and initiatives with this funding,” Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad said. “In doing so, the district can target investments in a way that best meets students’ needs.”

Districts made real efforts to reduce spending on their administration costs – and those efforts have made it possible to help flow those resources into classrooms and services for students. The amount of money being left with districts is equal to the Year 2 of Administrative savings districts were asked to find.

School districts, including Nechako Lakes School District 91, have been informed that they will not have to pay their share of $25 million worth of provincial charges this year, and instead can redirect that money into frontline services for students.