The Manitoba government has created a consultation team that will guide the development of a new education funding model to ensure funds are invested in a fair and sustainable way.
The Manitoba government is providing $6.8 million in additional funding to improve school ventilation with priority given to schools in regions with higher levels of community transmission.
The Manitoba government is investing $25,000 in a micro-credential cyber security course at the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT) that will be offered to high school girls.
Education Minister Cliff Cullen announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 2021-22 Manitoba’s Excellence in Education Awards to recognize achievements in education.
Public health and education officials are announcing revised close contact identification and management protocols in schools to address the impact of remote learning and self-isolation on the safety and mental and physical health of students. The changes were implemented on Sept. 21.
The Manitoba government has established a Provincial Curriculum Advisory Panel to help form a new provincial curriculum framework as part of the Better Education Starts Today (BEST) strategy.
The province has announced that it will provide more than $1 million dollars in additional funding for staff and student mental health supports, and work with school divisions to ensure student needs are met.
The Manitoba government has released its return plan for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students to classrooms on September 7. Schools are expected to open with near normal operations.
The Manitoba government thanks students, teachers, school staff, administrators, parents and the education community for their hard work and dedication through a once in a century global pandemic.
The province is allocating $58 million in new funding for the 2021-22 school year to ensure continued pandemic protection for schools and toward resources to support the mental health and well-being of students and staff.