Victoria School Kids Get $200, Surrey’s Only $58; BC’s largest school district receives some of the lowest funding for its vulnerable children, and Surrey wants a fair deal.

Katie Hyslop,

Surrey is the largest school district in the province, with over 65,000 students, and as the city grows by about 800 people per month, the district continues to be one of the few in the province that is still growing, too.

Yet when it comes to funding for its most vulnerable children, the Surrey School Board receives some of the lowest funding out of all the districts.

The Community LINK (Learning Includes Nutrition and Knowledge) grant offered by the ministry of education provides funding based on the number of vulnerable students in the district, providing money for breakfast and lunch programs, counseling and early childhood literacy programs, to name a few…..

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