LANGLEY – The provincial government is redirecting $851,770 in administrative savings back to School District 35 to help it deal with local cost pressures and provide front line services for students.

The school district can use this funding as it sees fit – such as ongoing classroom programs, hiring new teachers, or for busing.

“Langley School District has worked hard to reduce administrative costs and now we can return these savings for front-line services for students,” Langley MLA Mary Polak said.

Districts made real efforts to reduce spending on their administration costs – and those efforts have made it possible to help flow those resources into classrooms and services for students. The amount of money being left with districts is equal to the Year 2 of Administrative savings districts were asked to find.

“Students will benefit from this relief if savings are directed towards supports for classrooms and front-line instruction, as decided by School District 35,” Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman said.

School districts, including Langley School District 35, have been informed that they will not have to pay their share of $25 million worth of provincial charges this year, and instead can redirect that money into front-line services for students.