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Education Development Charge Review

Education Development Charges (EDCs) are a revenue source, for school boards that qualify, to purchase and develop land for new schools or expansion of existing schools.  EDCs are meant as a funding mechanism for boards that are experiencing a growth-related accommodation need in their jurisdiction. In order to renew the EDC by-laws, each board must follow certain processes and guidelines as required by provincial legislation, including the review of policies and the development of a Background Study.  The Background Study fulfills certain requirements while providing background necessary to understand the school site needs and determine the education development charge.

The passage of an EDC by-law gives school boards the authority to impose and collect EDCs for the purpose of acquiring and developing school sites.  Each by-law has a maximum term of 5 years.

The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School has an EDC by-law in place which relates only to the County of Simcoe portion of our jurisdiction.  The 
Background Study that supports this by-law was completed in 2013.

Please refer to the EDC Pamphlet and the SMCDSB EDC By-law No. 4502-13 for additional information.

2018 Education Development Charges By-law

The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB) and the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) have undertaken a joint review of our EDCs and related by-laws.   As part of the review process, a Education Development Charge Policy Review Report and an Education Development Charge Background Study were prepared.  Also available is a Summary of the review and proposed charge.

The EDC by-law for the SMCDSB came into effect on October 30, 2018. The SCDSB and the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board passed new by-laws on October 25, 2018. 

Notice of the Passing of an Education Development Charge By-Law
By-Law No. 50-01.2018

Previously Scheduled Meetings

Policy Review Public Meeting

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 @ 6 p.m.

SCDSB Education Centre, 1170 Highway 26, Midhurst


Successor By-law Public Meeting

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. (immediately after the first meeting)


Public Meeting in consideration of by-law passage

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 @ 6 p.m.

SMCDSB Catholic Education Centre,
46 Alliance Boulevard, Barrie


More information on the above public meetings can be found in the meeting notice. 

Public Information Meeting
Monday, September 10, 2018 @ 6 p.m.
SCDSB Education Centre, 1170 Highway 26, Midhurst 
See the notice of public meeting for more information.

Public meeting in consideration of EDC by-law enactment

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 at 6 p.m.
SMCDSB Catholic Education Centre, 
46 Alliance Boulevard, Barrie

See the notice of public meeting for more information.