2019/20 School Board Budget Tracker

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Following a spring election, the United Conservative Party (UCP) deferred the 2019 provincial budget to the fall sitting, leaving many school boards with questions about funding for the upcoming school year. The UCP election platform promised to “maintain or increase education funding while seeking greater efficiency by reducing administrative overhead and pushing resources to front line teachers.”

On October 24, the UCP government delivered it's inaugural budget in the Alberta Legislature with claims that public education funding was being maintained. Upon closer examination, and despite earlier promises by the finance minister to fund enrolment growth, the 2019 budget actually translated to a 2 per cent decrease in funding and a removal of the class size initiative grant. For an in-depth analysis of the 2019 provincial budget and the impact it will have on Alberta’s public, separate and francophone schools, click here

This page is a collection of information and articles related to the education budget from the media, government and the ATA website. It will be added to as fallout from the fall budget continues to affect public education.

Provincial stories

13,299 more students | $135.8 million less


Edmonton Catholic Separate School District No 7

1097 more students | $10.0 million less

Edmonton Catholic Separate School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Edmonton School District No 7

3422 more students | $ 9.7 million less

Edmonton School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No 1

1143 more students | $11.0 million less

Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Calgary School District No 19

3229 more students | $32.0 million less

Calgary School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Aspen View Regional Division No 19

16 fewer students | $ 1.0 million less

Aspen View School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Battle River Regional Division No 31

 101 fewer students | $ 2.5 million less

Battle River School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Black Gold Regional Division No 18

397 more students | $643 thousand less


Buffalo Trail Public Schools Regional Division No 28

19 fewer students | $ 1.5 million less

Buffalo Trail School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Canadian Rockies Regional Division No 12

4 fewer students | $1.0 million less

Canadian Rockies School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Chinook’s Edge School Division No 73

33 more students | $ 2.5 million less

Chinook’s Edge School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Christ the Redeemer Catholic Separate Regional Division No 3

29 fewer students | $ 1.9 million less

Christ the Redeemer Catholic Separate School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Clearview School Division No 71

7 more students | $625 thousand less

Clearview School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Conseil Scolaire Centre-Nord

Conseil Scolaire Nord Funding Profile 2019/20


East Central Alberta Catholic Separate Schools Regional Division No 16

32 more students | $203 thousand less


East Central Francophone Education Region No 3

18 more students | $174 thousand less

East Central Francophone Education Region Funding Profile 2019/20


Elk Island Catholic Separate Regional Division No 41

33 more students | $ 1.5 million dollars

Elk Island Catholic School Board Funding Profile 2019/20


Elk Island Public Schools Regional Division No 14

116 more students | $ 6.5 million less

Elk Island School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Evergreen Catholic Separate Regional Division No 2

43 more students | $ 1.5 million less

Evergreen Catholic Separate School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Foothills School Division No 38

99 more students | $1.7 million less

Foothills School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Fort McMurray Roman Catholic Separate School District No 32

64 more students | $ 1.2 million less

Fort McMurray Roman Catholic Separate School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Fort McMurray Public School District No 2833

228 more students | $425 thousand less

Fort McMurray School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Fort Vermilion School Division No 52

32 more students | $616 thousand less

Fort Vermilion School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Golden Hills School Division No 75

97 more students | $600 thousand less

Golden Hills School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Grande Prairie School District No 2357

63 more students | $ 2.6 million less

Grande Prairie School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Grande Prairie Roman Catholic Separate School District No 28

190 more students | $761 thousand less

Grande Prairie Roman Catholic Separate School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Grande Yellowhead Public School Division No 77

81 more students | $312 thousand less

Grande Yellowhead School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Grasslands Regional Division No 6

66 more students | $335 thousand less

Grasslands School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Greater North Central Francophone Education Region No 2

44 more students | $ 1.0 million less

Greater North Central Francophone Education Region Funding Profile 2019/20


Greater St Albert Roman Catholic Separate School District No 734

51 fewer students | $ 3.2 million less

Greater St Albert Roman Catholic Separate School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Greater Southern Public Francophone Education Region No 4  

Southern Francophone Education Region Funding Profile 2019/20


Greater Southern Separate Catholic Francophone Education Region No 4  

Greater Southern Catholic Francophone Funding Profile 2019/20


High Prairie School Division No 48

51 fewer students | $ 1.1 million less

High Prairie School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Holy Family Catholic Regional Division No 37

2 more students | $318 thousand less

Holy Family Catholic Separate School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No 4

19 more students | $ 1.5 million less

Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Horizon School Division No 67  

51 fewer students | $ 1.3 million less

Horizon School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Lakeland Roman Catholic Separate School District No 150

57 more students | $122 thousand less

Lakeland Roman Catholic Separate School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Lethbridge School District No 51

413 more students | $427 thousand less

Lethbridge School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Living Waters Catholic Regional Division No 42

60 fewer students | $ 1.2 million les

Living Waters Catholic Separate School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Livingstone Range School Division No 68

90 more students | $10 thousand less

Livingstone Range School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Medicine Hat Catholic Separate Regional Division No 20

24 more students | $833 thousand less

Medicine Hat Roman Catholic School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Medicine Hat School District No 76

48 less students | $ 3.5 million less

Medicine Hat School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Northern Gateway Regional Division No 10

95 more students | $ 27 thousand more

Northern Gateway School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Northern Lights School Division No 69  

51 fewer students | $ 1.6 million less

Northern Lights School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Northland School Division No 61

116 more students | $751 thousand more

Northland School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Northwest Francophone Education Region No 1

10 more students | $133 thousand less

Northwest Francophone Funding Profile 2019/20


Palliser Regional Division No 26

227 more students | $263 thousand more

Palliser School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Parkland School Division No 70

344 more students | $ 2.2 million less

Parkland School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Peace River School Division No 10

30 fewer students | $837 thousand less

Peace River School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Peace Wapiti School Division No 33

6 more students | $ 2.2 million less

Peace Wapiti School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Pembina Hills Regional Division No 7

165 more students | $19 thousand more

Pembina Hills School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Prairie Land Regional Division No 25

1 more student | $518 thousand more

Prairie Land School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Prairie Rose School Division No 8

24 less students | $969 thousand less

Prairie Rose School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Red Deer Catholic Regional Division No 39

69 more students | $ 3.2 million less

Red Deer Catholic Separate School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Red Deer Public School District No 104

91 more students | $ 3.9 million less

Red Deer School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Rocky View School Division No 41

1070 more students | $ 2.2 million less

Rocky View School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


St Albert Public School District No 5565

250 more students | $ 1.6 million less

St Albert School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


St Paul Education Regional Division No 1

9 more students | $400 thousand less

St Paul School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


St Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No 38

138 more students | $878 thousand less

St Thomas Aquinas roman Catholic Separate School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Sturgeon School Division No 24

6 fewer students | $ 2.0 million less 

Sturgeon School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


The Southern Francophone Education Region No 4

51 more students | $896 thousand less


Westwind School Division No 74

34 more students | $675 thousand less

Westwind School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Wetaskiwin Regional Division No 11

28 fewer students | $ 1.3 million less

Wetaskiwin School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Wild Rose School Division No 66

71 fewer students | $ 2.0 million less

Wild Rose School Division Funding Profile 2019/20


Wolf Creek School Division No 72

135 more students | $963 thousand less

Wolf Creek School Division Funding Profile 2019/20