Classroom Improvement Fund

Provides more teachers, additional resources, enhanced professional development and new programs to help students and teachers.

Overview

The Classroom Improvement Fund (CIF) is a one-time grant that puts $75 million into classrooms across the province. The funds must be used during the 2017-18 school year to improve the classroom experience for students and teachers.

More than 400 teaching and support positions are expected to be created this year as a result of the CIF.

How it works

The CIF is distributed to schools based on student enrolment. School administrators and teachers must submit a joint proposal for how the funds will be used within their school authority by December 15.

Alberta Education reviews and approves each proposal to ensure it's within the parameters of the grant program.

How it's used

School boards and teachers have flexibility to use the funds to address local needs. Some examples include:

  • teaching and non-teaching positions such as family support workers, educational assistants, psychologists, social workers and mental health professionals
  • professional development courses on literacy and numeracy, behaviour support, inclusive learning and wellness
  • materials or equipment such as assistive technology for students who need it, literacy and numeracy resources, maker space materials, upgrades to learning commons and CTS equipment for specialized courses

How it's distributed

Table 1: Distribution of the 2017-18 Classroom Improvement Fund (CIF) Grant

School Jurisdictions CIF Funds
Calgary School District No. 19 $13,022,000
Edmonton School District No. 7 $10,592,000
Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1 $6,173,000
Edmonton Catholic Separate School District No. 7 $4,591,000
Rocky View School Division No. 41 $2,589,000
Elk Island Public Schools Regional Division No. 14 $1,991,000
Black Gold Regional Division No. 18 $1,324,000
Chinook’s Edge School Division No. 73 $1,314,000
Parkland School Division No. 70 $1,269,000
Red Deer Public School District No. 104 $1,265,000
Christ the Redeemer Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 3 $1,262,000
Lethbridge School District No. 51 $1,254,000
Red Deer Catholic Regional Division No. 39 $1,139,000
St. Albert Public School District No. 5565 $994,000
Palliser Regional Division No. 26 $990,000
Foothills School Division No. 38 $971,000
Grande Prairie School District No. 2357 $968,000
Medicine Hat School District No. 76 $913,000
Wolf Creek School Division No. 72 $904,000
Golden Hills School Division No. 75 $820,000
Pembina Hills Regional Division No. 7 $797,000
Elk Island Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 41 $796,000
Battle River Regional Division No. 31 $790,000
Northern Lights School Division No. 69 $736,000
Greater St. Albert Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 734 $736,000
Peace Wapiti School Division No. 76 $730,000
Fort McMurray Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 32 $706,000
Sturgeon School Division No. 24 $676,000
Fort McMurray Public School District No. 2833 $651,000
Grande Prairie Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 28 $643,000
Wild Rose School Division No. 66 $636,000
Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 4 $636,000
Northern Gateway Regional Division No. 10 $614,000
Grande Yellowhead Public School Division No. 77 $594,000
Westwind School Division No. 74 $565,000
Buffalo Trail Public Schools Regional Division No. 28 $556,000
Evergreen Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 2 $552,000
St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 38 $528,000
Grasslands Regional Division No. 6 $504,000
Horizon School Division No. 67 $481,000
Wetaskiwin Regional Division No. 11 $474,000
Prairie Rose School Division No. 8 $473,000
Greater North Central Francophone Education Region No. 2 $473,000
The Southern Francophone Education Region No. 4 $472,000
Livingstone Range School Division No. 68 $471,000
St. Paul Education Regional Division No. 1 $444,000
Fort Vermilion School Division No. 52 $429,000
Peace River School Division No. 10 $425,000
High Prairie School Division No. 48 $410,000
Aspen View Public School Division No. 78 $391,000
Medicine Hat Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 20 $385,000
Clearview School Division No. 71 $362,000
East Central Alberta Catholic Separate Schools Regional Division No. 16 $360,000
Lakeland Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 150 $342,000
Living Waters Catholic Regional Division No. 42 $336,000
Holy Family Catholic Regional Division No. 37 $314,000
Canadian Rockies Regional Division No. 12 $304,000
Northland School Division No. 61 $268,000
Prairie Land Regional Division No. 25 $255,000
East Central Francophone Education Region No. 3 $191,000
Northwest Francophone Education Region No. 1 $149,000
Total $75,000,000