Funds for learning

The Learning Improvement Fund helps to provide additional resources to support students and to help teachers address students' needs

From providing reading support at Ellison elementary, to Grade 8 classroom support at Charles Bloom secondary, the Learning Improvement Fund helps to provide additional resources to support students and to help teachers address the needs of their students.

The LIF is a Ministry of Education initiative whose exact use is determined through consultations between school districts, principals and classroom teachers.

The Vernon school board has approved LIF funding requests in the amount of $718,731, with $54,596 remaining

“Schools are chosen based on how their students are doing,” said district superintendent Joe Rogers. “Alexis Park, Ellison and Harwood have the biggest needs based on funding requests.”

But both elementary and secondary schools throughout the district have made LIF requests.

At Hillview, a request of $9,450 has been made to add a school-based resource teacher. At Silver Star, $18,900 has been requested to add numeracy support. Vernon secondary school has requested $13,286 for one block of physics support, Kalamalka secondary school has put in a request for $13,286 for one block of Applications and Workplace math support.