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The program provides policy and program direction, as well as 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
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Policy and Program Delivery 20,705,728,200 20,182,347,700 523,380,500 19,390,473,105
2 Educational Operations 127,655,700 137,729,900 (10,074,200) 132,232,438
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 20,833,383,900 20,320,077,600 513,306,300 19,522,705,543
Statutory Teachers' Pension Fund 525,000,000 259,000,000 266,000,000 49,981,939
  Total Statutory Appropriations 525,000,000 259,000,000 266,000,000 49,981,939
  Total Operating Expense 21,358,383,900 20,579,077,600 779,306,300 19,572,687,482
  OPERATING ASSETS        
- Policy and Program Delivery - 1,300,000 (1,300,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED - 1,300,000 (1,300,000) -
  Total Operating Assets - 1,300,000 (1,300,000) -
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Support for Elementary and Secondary Education 8,649,510,400 235,190,000 8,414,320,400 14,719,048
5 Elementary and Secondary Education - Expense related to Capital Assets 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 8,649,511,400 235,191,000 8,414,320,400 14,719,048
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 115,800 16,000 99,800 -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 115,800 16,000 99,800 -
  Total Capital Expense 8,649,627,200 235,207,000 8,414,420,200 14,719,048
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
6 Elementary and Secondary Education 745,000 350,000 395,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 745,000 350,000 395,000 -
  Total Capital Assets 745,000 350,000 395,000 -



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     71,698,900
  Employee benefits     10,643,100
  Transportation and communication     11,976,400
  Services     62,317,200
  Supplies and equipment     8,354,900
  Transfer payments      
     School Board Operating Grants   13,539,290,800  
     Education Programs - Other   399,955,700  
     Education Quality and Accountability Office   32,084,100  
     Official Languages Projects   34,321,200  
     Miscellaneous Grants   2,395,500  
     Education Property Tax Non-Cash Expense   6,533,778,000 20,541,825,300
  Subtotal     20,706,815,800
  Less: Recoveries     1,087,600
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     20,705,728,200
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Teachers' Pension Fund      
  Transfer payments      
Statutory    Government Costs, the Teachers' Pension Act     525,000,000
1002-2 Educational Operations      
  Salaries and wages     52,277,400
  Employee benefits     7,677,300
  Transportation and communication     1,301,100
  Services     10,520,300
  Supplies and equipment     4,355,000
  Transfer payments      
     Payments in lieu of municipal taxation   63,800  
     L’Office des télécommunications éducatives de langue français de l’Ontario   15,000,000  
     Ontario Education Communications Authority   36,460,800 51,524,600
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     127,655,700
  Total Operating Expense for Elementary and Secondary Education Program     21,358,383,900
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
1002-3 Support for Elementary and Secondary Education      
  Transfer payments      
     School Board Capital Grants   8,206,535,400  
     School Energy Efficiency Initiative   385,446,800  
     Early Learning Program   49,600,000 8,641,582,200
  Other transactions      
     Support for Elementary and Secondary Education     7,928,200
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     8,649,510,400
1002-5 Elementary and Secondary Education - Expense related to Capital Assets      
  Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     115,800
  Total Capital Expense for Elementary and Secondary Education Program     8,649,627,200
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
1002-6 Elementary and Secondary Education      
  Information technology hardware     400,000
  Land and marine fleet     345,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     745,000
  Total Capital Assets for Elementary and Secondary Education Program     745,000