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Why on earth high schools feel the need to advertise is beyond me.
The truth is the two schools are competing for students and provincial grant dollars and the ads are a very small part of the total budget.
Yes, your taxes go to schools...err...correction they now go to the Wall government and they determine which divisions get the money and how much... in any event, school divisions are funded based on student enrollment. Then the school board divides that money up by each school and their enrollment. More students, more money and because of the change in taxation now going directly to the provincial government, school boards are no longer allowed to use "enrollment projections" to determine next years budgets. Instead, budget is strictly based on your enrollment as of Sept 30 of each school year. If you have 1000 students on Sept 30 you get funded for 1000 students. If you get a slough of new enrollments in October (yes, it happens) you're basically out of luck...you're still funded for 1000 students. Sorry to say, but you're little dears (children) have a dollar price tag attached to them. I wish I could say education system was about education, but it boils down to dollars...more students more dollars..... so they advertise to draw more students to their school. If you notice, this is relatively new... about a year I think I've heard the ads.... interestingly, it was about a year ago that Mr. Wall decided to take the taxation power away from local school boards and control it himself (yet he and his supporters call the NDP communists...ironic I think)...
well I would never send my children to Carlton...Oh the horror stories I've hear I would never put my children through that, I would dish out big dough for a private school before that place.
Enrollment has always been a factor in provincial funding not something new. Some things have changed BUT the province has given money to schools on a per capita basis for many decades.
Yes, enrollment has always been a factor. But how that enrollment # is used has changed. And the power to determinal local mill rates has also changed. At one time a school could project enrollment for budgetary purpses and that could (and often would) change in the new school year. The deadline of end of Sept was always the "magic date" however, pre-changes that date was used for the following year's budget. Now, whatever enrollment you have on Sept 30 is for that school year's budget. Makes sense in theory, but practice our schools are not that "ridged"....in the former model, if you had students come in after the "magic" sept date, you would just included them in the budget and it would changed for the following year...this new model doesn't account for that. I know principals who are not allowing registration after Sept 30 since they're school won't get funded for those new enrollments. SO..how to "fix" it...you try and get AS MANY enrollments before Sept 30..that way if they drop off, its not a loss.
Just giving an explaination as I understand it and have witnessed it first hand ;) But if you want to know why schools are now advertising for students, this is why...more kids...before sept 30..more money... *shrugs*
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