HOPE – The provincial government is redirecting $96,520 in administrative savings back to School District 78 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.

“The School District has worked diligently to reduce administrative costs and now those savings are being returned and can be invested in front-line services that directly benefit students,” Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness said.

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 Fraser-Cascade School District 78, 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 front-line services for students.