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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
2012-13

Estimates
2011-12

Difference
Between
2012-13
and
2011-12

Actual
2010-11

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Policy and Program Delivery 22,043,188,600 21,496,830,000 546,358,600 20,702,094,732
2 Educational Operations 147,007,800 145,168,100 1,839,700 141,638,765
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 22,190,196,400 21,641,998,100 548,198,300 20,843,733,497
Statutory Teachers' Pension Fund 850,000,000 526,000,000 324,000,000 521,625,732
  Total Statutory Appropriations 850,000,000 526,000,000 324,000,000 521,625,732
  Total Operating Expense 23,040,196,400 22,167,998,100 872,198,300 21,365,359,229
  OPERATING ASSETS        
4 Policy and Program Delivery 1,000 - 1,000 -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 - 1,000 -
  Total Operating Assets 1,000 - 1,000 -
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Support for Elementary and Secondary Education 1,593,893,100 1,462,378,800 131,514,300 8,613,595,940
5 Elementary and Secondary Education - Expense related to Capital Assets 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,593,894,100 1,462,379,800 131,514,300 8,613,595,940
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 400,000 257,500 142,500 122,349
  Total Statutory Appropriations 400,000 257,500 142,500 122,349
  Total Capital Expense 1,594,294,100 1,462,637,300 131,656,800 8,613,718,289
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
6 Elementary and Secondary Education 400,000 720,000 (320,000) 687,685
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 400,000 720,000 (320,000) 687,685
  Total Capital Assets 400,000 720,000 (320,000) 687,685


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     73,274,700
  Employee benefits     11,121,700
  Transportation and communication     11,976,800
  Services     65,330,400
  Supplies and equipment     8,355,100
  Transfer payments      
     School Board Operating Grants   14,282,362,000  
     Education Programs - Other   812,248,200  
     Education Quality and Accountability Office   31,282,100  
     Official Languages Projects   34,321,200  
     Miscellaneous Grants   2,395,500  
     Education Property Tax Non-Cash Expense   6,711,608,500 21,874,217,500
  Subtotal     22,044,276,200
  Less: Recoveries     1,087,600
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     22,043,188,600
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Teachers' Pension Fund      
  Transfer payments      
Statutory    Government Costs, the Teachers' Pension Act     850,000,000
1002-2 Educational Operations      
  Salaries and wages     52,199,100
  Employee benefits     7,665,600
  Transportation and communication     1,301,100
  Services     10,419,500
  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   24,088,700  
     Ontario Education Communications Authority   46,890,000 71,042,500
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     147,007,800
  Total Operating Expense for Elementary and Secondary Education Program     23,040,196,400
  OPERATING ASSETS      
1002-4 Policy and Program Delivery      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses     1,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     1,000
  Total Operating Assets for Elementary and Secondary Education Program     1,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
1002-3 Support for Elementary and Secondary Education      
  Transfer payments      
     School Board Capital Grants   1,008,502,400  
     School Energy Efficiency Initiative   30,000,000  
     Early Learning Program   496,040,000  
     L’Office des télécommunications éducatives de langue français de l’Ontario   1,000,000  
     Ontario Education Communications Authority   2,668,700  
     School Board - Capital Funding for Child Care   43,908,000 1,582,119,100
  Other transactions      
     Support for Elementary and Secondary Education     11,774,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,593,893,100
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     400,000
  Total Capital Expense for Elementary and Secondary Education Program     1,594,294,100
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
1002-6 Elementary and Secondary Education      
  Information technology hardware     300,000
  Land and marine fleet     100,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     400,000
  Total Capital Assets for Elementary and Secondary Education Program     400,000