Grants for Student Needs 2020-21: Local Priorities Grant

School boards continue to stress the need for local flexibility in order to comply with provincial balanced budget legislation, yet still meet unique local cost pressures and needs. Eighty-three percent of Ontarians support or somewhat support school boards having more autonomy to ensure their budgets reflect local needs.

OPSBA recommends:

  • The ministry re-establish the Local Priorities Grant. This local priority funding allotment could be used to support specific local board initiatives and funding challenges.