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BCTF Research Report

SECTION V
2005-EF-01

Real Per-Pupil Operating Funding, by District, in the B.C. Public Education System, 2001–02 and 2004–05

by Colleen Hawkey
Research Analyst

The following tables draw on Ministry of Education revenue and expenditure data to calculate real per-pupil funding.

Table 1shows the real per-student operating funding in 2004–05 dollars by district. The 2004-05 amounts have been adjusted by deducting the MSP, pension, Hydro, and unfunded salary costs downloaded to school boards, and exclude funds allocated for the implementation of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

At the provincial level, downloaded costs total approximately $106.7 million. When the GAAP funding is included, this figures reaches almost $142 million (Table 2).

Table 2: Total downloaded costs, plus GAAP, 2004-05

Downloaded costs Amount
Pension increase $ 12,692,502
MSP premiums $ 18,300,000
Unfunded salary increase $ 73,228,563
Hydro $ 2,505,038
GAAP $ 35,000,000
Total (2004–05) $ 141,726,102

Table 1: Per-pupil funding by district, 2001-02 and 2004-05, adjusted for downloaded costs

2001-02 2004-05
A B C D E F G H I
#

District

Student FTE
2001-02
Operating Funding
2001-02
Real Operating Funding
(2004 dollars)
Real
Per-Pupil FTE Operating Funding (2004 dollars)
Student FTE
2004-05
Operating Funding
2004-05
Total Downloaded Costs
(2004-05)
2004-05 Grant minus Downloaded Costs Real
Per-Pupil FTE Operating Funding (2004 dollars)
5

Southeast Kootenay

6,752 46,684,443 49,581,817 7,343 5,853.88 43,739,085 1,485,635 42,253,451 7,218.03
6

Rocky Mountain

4,172 32,544,023 34,563,801 8,284 3,612.89 29,405,601 968,505 28,437,096 7,871.02
8

Kootenay Lake

6,150 44,718,104 47,493,441 7,723 5,653.38 45,421,448 1,516,893 43,904,555 7,766.08
10

Arrow Lakes

765 7,377,275 7,835,130 10,242 657.19 6,456,551 194,350 6,262,202 9,528.79
19

Revelstoke

1,430 10,172,512 10,803,848 7,556 1,300.75 9,593,535 354,376 9,239,159 7,102.95
20

Kootenay-Columbia

5,312 37,852,266 40,201,489 7,567 4,624.13 33,549,277 1,178,259 32,371,018 7,000.46
22

Vernon

9,476 58,765,592 62,412,757 6,586 9,251.25 61,835,829 2,222,639 59,613,190 6,443.80
23

Central Okanagan

22,109 130,106,319 138,181,099 6,250 21,386.00 135,923,706 5,108,261 130,815,445 6,116.87
27

Cariboo-Chilcotin

7,561 54,776,221 58,175,794 7,694 6,641.63 51,748,205 1,737,670 50,010,534 7,529.86
28

Quesnel

4,730 34,004,041 36,114,432 7,636 4,266.21 33,031,914 1,094,897 31,937,016 7,486.05
33

Chilliwack

11,739 71,583,482 76,026,163 6,477 12,197.06 79,708,801 2,838,727 76,870,074 6,302.34
34

Abbotsford

18,817 113,159,645 120,182,665 6,387 19,053.56 121,817,085 4,596,875 117,220,210 6,152.14
35

Langley

19,717 116,891,301 124,145,918 6,296 18,921.83 120,212,257 4,609,918 115,602,339 6,109.47
36

Surrey

60,082 348,729,413 370,372,585 6,164 62,439.99 397,314,032 15,093,511 382,220,521 6,121.41
37

Delta

17,351 103,834,786 110,279,078 6,356 16,795.55 107,812,965 4,029,194 103,783,771 6,179.24
38

Richmond

23,268 144,163,480 153,110,689 6,580 22,508.24 145,914,920 5,496,683 140,418,237 6,238.52
39

Vancouver

58,588 365,006,022 387,659,368 6,617 57,366.96 377,969,747 14,694,146 363,275,600 6,332.49
40

New Westminster

6,408 37,111,175 39,414,404 6,151 6,865.96 42,377,386 1,553,815 40,823,570 5,945.79
41

Burnaby

24,281 143,879,344 152,808,919 6,293 23,953.11 151,167,776 5,994,185 145,173,591 6,060.74
42

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows

15,126 87,919,655 93,376,207 6,173 15,044.73 96,200,516 3,734,005 92,466,511 6,146.10
43

Coquitlam

32,459 187,177,238 198,794,007 6,124 30,979.08 193,466,464 7,769,452 185,697,011 5,994.27
44

North Vancouver

18,202 110,286,415 117,131,114 6,435 17,434.82 110,993,383 4,211,961 106,781,422 6,124.61
45

West Vancouver

6,116 36,701,101 38,978,879 6,373 5,986.50 37,416,142 1,505,386 35,910,756 5,998.62
46

Sunshine Coast

4,203 29,546,028 31,379,741 7,467 3,948.69 30,542,892 997,915 29,544,977 7,482.23
47

Powell River

2,950 20,729,220 22,015,736 7,462 2,587.19 19,571,609 659,171 18,912,438 7,310.04
48

Howe Sound

4,477 30,235,930 32,112,461 7,172 4,287.94 30,355,232 1,032,102 29,323,130 6,838.52
49

Central Coast

366 4,723,000 5,016,123 13,705 300.50 4,291,682 119,900 4,171,781 13,882.80
50

Haida Gwaii/Q. Charlotte

948 9,190,658 9,761,057 10,296 824.88 8,737,879 256,021 8,481,858 10,282.60
51

Boundary

2,030 15,538,092 16,502,432 8,131 1,817.13 14,890,485 462,641 14,427,845 7,939.93
52

Prince Rupert

3,219 24,562,495 26,086,916 8,105 2,733.31 24,166,158 819,729 23,346,428 8,541.44
53

Okanagan Similkameen

3,175 21,635,180 22,977,923 7,237 2,908.13 21,653,328 745,083 20,908,245 7,189.60
54

Bulkley Valley

2,851 20,523,173 21,796,901 7,645 2,561.25 20,291,384 689,669 19,601,715 7,653.18
57

Prince George

17,723 120,654,643 128,142,825 7,230 16,044.71 113,398,912 3,971,014 109,427,898 6,820.19
58

Nicola-Similkameen

3,029 21,269,843 22,589,912 7,459 2,942.63 22,628,494 743,853 21,884,641 7,437.12
59

Peace River South

4,860 38,382,413 40,764,538 8,388 4,620.69 38,360,612 1,121,410 37,239,202 8,059.23
60

Peace River North

5,759 39,759,529 42,227,122 7,333 5,650.31 43,172,876 1,365,114 41,807,763 7,399.19
61

Greater Victoria

21,346 136,574,832 145,051,067 6,795 20,114.22 130,561,192 4,831,501 125,729,691 6,250.79
62

Sooke

8,859 57,720,685 61,303,000 6,920 8,818.31 60,468,963 2,066,910 58,402,053 6,622.82
63

Saanich

8,738 54,083,291 57,439,859 6,573 8,633.81 57,150,621 2,028,119 55,122,502 6,384.49
64

Gulf Islands

1,721 14,428,601 15,324,082 8,903 1,614.25 14,105,294 423,418 13,681,877 8,475.69
67

Okanagan Skaha

7,579 48,021,771 51,002,143 6,729 7,155.25 48,260,519 1,751,023 46,509,495 6,500.05
68

Nanaimo-Ladysmith

16,164 100,517,369 106,755,772 6,604 15,253.32 102,317,289 3,647,228 98,670,061 6,468.76
69

Qualicum

5,187 34,876,322 37,040,849 7,141 5,147.75 36,775,691 1,254,566 35,521,125 6,900.32
70

Alberni

5,045 36,390,369 38,648,862 7,661 4,748.25 34,982,499 1,173,338 33,809,161 7,120.34
71

Comox Valley

9,460 59,574,252 63,271,605 6,689 9,322.00 63,308,648 2,232,758 61,075,890 6,551.80
72

Campbell River

6,956 46,614,748 49,507,796 7,117 6,264.88 45,200,435 1,580,626 43,619,810 6,962.60
73

Kamloops/Thompson

16,662 110,944,606 117,830,154 7,072 15,365.57 107,023,401 3,653,902 103,369,499 6,727.34
74

Gold Trail

2,668 22,655,477 24,061,542 9,019 1,869.47 19,130,358 543,840 18,586,519 9,942.14
75

Mission

7,282 44,217,665 46,961,943 6,449 7,066.00 47,158,304 1,705,541 45,452,762 6,432.60
78

Fraser-Cascade

2,347 17,167,798 18,233,282 7,769 2,265.38 17,718,899 576,794 17,142,105 7,567.01
79

Cowichan Valley

10,223 65,618,721 69,691,212 6,817 9,546.19 64,580,022 2,258,986 62,321,036 6,528.37
81

Fort Nelson

1,205 9,253,874 9,828,197 8,158 1,116.69 9,146,798 312,253 8,834,545 7,911.39
82

Coast Mountains

6,911 50,772,350 53,923,431 7,802 5,927.63 47,267,710 1,627,756 45,639,954 7,699.53
83

North Okanagan-Shuswap

8,359 56,745,176 60,266,948 7,210 7,680.88 55,528,283 1,879,491 53,648,792 6,984.72
84

Vancouver Island West

552 6,403,794 6,801,232 12,326 490.00 5,825,553 185,212 5,640,341 11,510.90
85

Vancouver Island North

2,490 20,245,597 21,502,098 8,635 1,860.25 17,345,726 526,623 16,819,103 9,041.31
87

Stikine

344 5,549,608 5,894,033 17,154 272.25 5,199,861 114,113 5,085,748 18,680.43
91

Nechako Lakes

5,674 42,063,637 44,674,230 7,873 5,914.44 44,990,951 1,296,291 43,694,660 7,387.80
92

Nisga'a

501 5,983,022 6,354,346 12,696 505.00 6,166,899 182,768 5,984,131 11,849.76
93

Conseil Scolaire Francophone

2,683 27,261,375 28,953,296 10,793 3,256.25 31,965,944 900,078 31,065,865 9,540.38
99

Province

595,157 3,793,878,997 4,029,338,270 6,770 574,230.03 3,897,318,026 141,726,102 3,755,591,924 6,540.22

 

Notes

  1. Source: Table 2, FTE Funded Enrolment, 2000–01 to 2004–05. Totals include funded adult students. www.bced.gov.bc.ca/accountability/district/revenue/0405/
  2. Source: Table 3, Provincial Funding Amounts, 2000–01 to 2002–03. Amounts for 2001–02 include Special Purpose grant, Implementation Training/Provincial Education initiatives, Learning Resources, Provincial Learning Networks, and the Provincial Collective Agreement. With the exception of the PLN grant, the other separate grants were discontinued in 2002–03 and rolled into the operating grant with the introduction of the new funding formula. www.bced.gov.bc.ca/accountability/district/revenue/0203/
  3. Source: Statistics Canada BC CPI. Converted to school fiscal by BCTF Research; 2001=94.2
  4. Real operating funding divided by number of students (C / A = D)
  5. Source: Table 2, FTE Funded Enrolment, 2000–01 to 2004–05. Totals include funded adult students. www.bced.gov.bc.ca/accountability/district/revenue/0405/
  6. Source: Table 1, Provincial Funding Amounts, 2000–01 to 2004–05. Amounts for 2004–05 include Provincial Learning Network. www.bced.gov.bc.ca/accountability/district/revenue/0405/
  7. G Total Downloaded Costs, including those for GAAP, 2004–05

For more information about the data in this report, contact Colleen Hawkey, chawkey@bctf.ca.

March 2005

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