School Funding 2017-2018

St. Ignatius School has implemented a tuition system and no longer relies on Parish donations to support our mission. We remain a faith community committed to quality education.  The purpose of this document is to communicate to our school parents that the current level of government funding does not adequately cover the operating costs of the school.

In order for our community to understand the complexity of the business operations of the school, it is our responsibility to provide you with the necessary information concerning the costs related to school operations. For the 2016-2017 academic year, the Government of Manitoba  determined that the cost to educate a child in Manitoba is $11,090.00 per year.  That amount is provided to public schools by way of grant for each full-time equivalent child enrolled.  Catholic Schools receive half that amount, or $5,545.00 per child.  This money is intended for instructional services and does not apply to capital costs, such as building maintenance, renovations, and supplies. The Government of Manitoba has not yet announced funding levels for 2017-2018.

The School Principal and the Board of Directors manage a modest budget based on the following sources of funding:

Please feel free to contact the Principal, Mrs. Jeannine Pistawka, if you require more information about our school budget.  She can be reached at 204-475-1386 or

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We welcome all parents, grandparents, alumni and friends to become partners in our commitment over the next 100 years to continue providing the children of our community with a quality education. Consider making a contribution to St. Ignatius Parish that will help us further our commitment and our legacy of providing for the faith of future generations.