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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
2011-12
Estimates
2010-11
Difference
Between
2011-12
and
2010-11
Actual
2009-10
  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Policy and Program Delivery 21,505,020,000 20,705,728,200 799,291,800 20,090,313,114
2 Educational Operations 145,168,100 127,655,700 17,512,400 132,729,640
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 21,650,188,100 20,833,383,900 816,804,200 20,223,042,754
Statutory Teachers' Pension Fund 526,000,000 525,000,000 1,000,000 255,101,103
  Total Statutory Appropriations 526,000,000 525,000,000 1,000,000 255,101,103
  Total Operating Expense 22,176,188,100 21,358,383,900 817,804,200 20,478,143,857
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Support for Elementary and Secondary Education 1,462,378,800 8,649,510,400 (7,187,131,600) 221,554,841
5 Elementary and Secondary Education - Expense related to Capital Assets 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,462,379,800 8,649,511,400 (7,187,131,600) 221,554,841
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 257,500 115,800 141,700 14,121
  Total Statutory Appropriations 257,500 115,800 141,700 14,121
  Total Capital Expense 1,462,637,300 8,649,627,200 (7,186,989,900) 221,568,962
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
6 Elementary and Secondary Education 720,000 745,000 (25,000) 740,086
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 720,000 745,000 (25,000) 740,086
  Total Capital Assets 720,000 745,000 (25,000) 740,086


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     72,699,400
  Employee benefits     10,735,100
  Transportation and communication     11,976,800
  Services     60,643,500
  Supplies and equipment     8,355,100
  Transfer payments      
     School Board Operating Grants   14,168,248,900  
     Education Programs - Other   489,648,000  
     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   6,615,000,000 21,341,697,700
  Subtotal     21,506,107,600
  Less: Recoveries     1,087,600
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     21,505,020,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Teachers' Pension Fund      
  Transfer payments      
Statutory    Government Costs, the Teachers' Pension Act     526,000,000
1002-2 Educational Operations      
  Salaries and wages     52,199,100
  Employee benefits     7,665,600
  Transportation and communication     1,301,100
  Services     10,459,500
  Supplies and equipment     4,380,000
  Transfer payments      
     Payments in lieu of municipal taxation   63,800  
     L’Office des télécommunications éducatives de langue français de l’Ontario   21,370,000  
     Ontario Education Communications Authority   47,729,000 69,162,800
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     145,168,100
  Total Operating Expense for Elementary and Secondary Education Program     22,176,188,100
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
1002-3 Support for Elementary and Secondary Education      
  Transfer payments      
     School Board Capital Grants   1,239,597,500  
     School Energy Efficiency Initiative   73,500,000  
     Early Learning Program   135,259,800  
     L’Office des télécommunications éducatives de langue français de l’Ontario   1,000,000  
     Ontario Education Communications Authority   5,100,000 1,454,457,300
  Other transactions      
     Support for Elementary and Secondary Education     7,921,500
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,462,378,800
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     257,500
  Total Capital Expense for Elementary and Secondary Education Program     1,462,637,300
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
1002-6 Elementary and Secondary Education      
  Information technology hardware     400,000
  Land and marine fleet     320,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     720,000
  Total Capital Assets for Elementary and Secondary Education Program     720,000