KELOWNA – School District 23 is getting $2,236,720 through the Learning Improvement Fund to support students with special needs and $433,484 through the BC Education Plan Fund to support struggling readers at school.


“The Learning Improvement Fund, in addition to the more than $850 million the Province annually provides for special needs students, will ensure that classrooms are well-equipped to serve students and support their teachers.”

Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson

 “Reading is obviously an essential skill. The BC Education Plan Fund will help fund programs that support students struggling with reading to develop and improve, so that students leave the public school system equipped with the strongest education possible.”

Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart

 “The Learning Improvement Fund will disperse $60 million to BC school districts in coming school year, and the BC Education Plan will disperse $10.7 million. These grants are designed to support students in foundational skill development like reading and to help special needs students succeed to their fullest potential.”

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick   

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