Rural and Northern Education Funding

As part of its plan to strengthen rural and northern education, the Ministry of Education announced on June 28, 2017 (Memo 2017:B09) a Rural and Northern Education supplement of $20 million as an enhancement to the Grants for Student Needs (GSN). The funding will allow school boards to further improve education for students in rural communities.

Each board must report publicly on how these funds will be used, as well as which schools are recipients of RNEF support. 

For the 2022-2023 school year, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board received a funding allocation of $480,399.

An amount of $18,434 was carried forward from the previous year's unspent allocation.

The total funding allocation available for the 2022-2023 was $498,833.

This amount was allocated and expended as follows for the 2022-2023 fiscal year:

 School Name Expenditures 
 Elementary Schools  
 St. James Catholic School 1,700
 St. Charles Catholic School 12,541
 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School  1,700
 Monsignor J.E. Ronan Catholic School  1,700
 St. Antoine Catholic School 2,671
 Foley Catholic School 76,700
 Canadian Martyrs Catholic School 1,700
 Father F.X. O'Reilly Catholic School 1,700
 Monsignor Michael O'Leary Catholic School  1,700
 Holy Family Catholic School 1,700
 Saint Mary Catholic School 1,700
 St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School 1,700
 Secondary Schools  
 St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School 76,700
 Our Lady of the Bay Catholic High School 1,700
 St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School               36,471
 Grand Total 222, 082
 Carry Forward to Next Fiscal Year 276, 751

These expenses were focussed on a digital document delivery tool, transportation and school operational costs.