Full funding for junior kindergarten by 2020 announced


Schools across the NWT are receiving the funding required to implement junior kindergarten. Finance minister Robert C. McLeod made the announcement today during the 2017-2018 budget proposal at the legislative assembly.

The GNWT is proposing $1.5 million towards junior kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year. The budget also commits to fully fund junior kindergarten with $2.7 million by 2020.

The Finance minister has no plans to persuade families concerned with the competition of headstart.

“It will be optional so this is a decision that the families have to make.” – Robert C. McLeod, Finance Minister

Other highlights in the budget proposal include $500,000 towards senior home care and $750,000 for homelessness programs.

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