Ministry of Education - THE ESTIMATES, 2006-07

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ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAM - VOTE 1002

The program provides policy and program direction and financial support to elementary and secondary schools and agencies in Ontario in order to foster and sustain a high-quality education system for all students in this province, no matter where they live. The program aims to achieve three primary outcomes: excellence in student achievement; preparation of all students for success in further education, work, and community life; and improvement of Ontario's ability to compete in a global marketplace.

Key components of the program are: supporting the implementation of a rigorous curriculum, supporting student learning and maintaining challenging standards of achievement, and supporting excellence in teaching; provision of financial support to a streamlined and efficient education system with a focus on teaching and learning in the classroom, accountability for the funding of elementary and secondary education, and operation of provincial schools for the deaf, blind, deaf/blind and students with learning disabilities.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2006-07

Estimates
2005-06

Difference
Between
2006-07
and
2005-06

Actual
2004-05

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Policy and Program Delivery 11,492,876,200 11,138,478,200 354,398,000 10,358,588,041
2 Educational Operations 116,273,200 113,072,900 3,200,300 115,140,341
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 11,609,149,400 11,251,551,100 357,598,300 10,473,728,382
Statutory Teachers' Pension Fund 408,000,000 290,000,000 118,000,000 239,724,322
  Total Statutory Appropriations 408,000,000 290,000,000 118,000,000 239,724,322
  Total Operating Expense 12,017,149,400 11,541,551,100 475,598,300 10,713,452,704
  OPERATING ASSETS        
4 Policy and Program Delivery 750,000 750,000 - 653,056
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 750,000 750,000 - 653,056
  Total Operating Assets 750,000 750,000 - 653,056
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Support for Elementary and Secondary Education 6,400,000 6,065,000 335,000 48,639,225
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 6,400,000 6,065,000 335,000 48,639,225
  Total Capital Expense 6,400,000 6,065,000 335,000 48,639,225



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
1002-1 Policy and Program Delivery      
  Salaries and wages     43,088,000
  Employee benefits     6,334,700
  Transportation and communication     11,032,400
  Services     101,260,700
  Supplies and equipment     7,354,900
  Transfer payments      
     School Board Operating Grants   10,948,971,600  
     Education Programs - Other   327,313,600  
     Education Quality and Accountability Office   38,084,100  
     Canadian Education Association   153,000  
     Centre franco-ontarien de ressources pdagogiques   453,900  
     Council of Ministers of Education, Canada   476,400  
     Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations   45,000  
     Official Languages Projects   2,900,400  
     Royal Conservatory   853,000  
     Ontario Education Leadership Centre   174,300  
     Ontario Young Travellers   367,000  
     Miscellaneous Grants   152,900  
     Reporting Entities Project   3,860,300 11,323,805,500
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     11,492,876,200
1002-2 Educational Operations      
  Salaries and wages     43,128,100
  Employee benefits     6,287,900
  Transportation and communication     1,301,100
  Services     9,331,500
  Supplies and equipment     4,700,000
  Transfer payments      
     Payments in lieu of municipal taxation   63,800  
     Ontario Educational Communications Authority   51,460,800 51,524,600
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     116,273,200
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Teachers' Pension Fund      
  Transfer payments      
Statutory    Government Costs, the Teachers' Pension Act     408,000,000
  Total Operating Expense for Elementary and Secondary Education Program     12,017,149,400
  OPERATING ASSETS      
1002-4 Policy and Program Delivery      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses     750,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     750,000
  Total Operating Assets for Elementary and Secondary Education Program     750,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
1002-3 Support for Elementary and Secondary Education      
  Other transactions      
     Capital Investments     6,400,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     6,400,000
  Total Capital Expense for Elementary and Secondary Education Program     6,400,000