Funding Cuts

In 2020, there was an increase in student enrollment by 2400 students at the EPSB.

 

Also in 2020, while student enrollment increased, cuts were made by the provincial government which led to 178 full-time teaching jobs and 434 support jobs lost at the Edmonton Public School Board.

Part of the cuts were also made to Program Unit Funding (PUF) which negatively impacted Kindergarten students with special needs. PUF allowed for the inclusion of Kindergarten students.

“My experience will be important as I advocate to restore all teaching and support jobs and PUF funding."