News Ontario announces more funding for the province’s schools SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Friday, Jun. 19th, 2020 More funding is on the way from Ontario to the province’s schools. The Ontario government has announced its investing $736 million more in public education for the 2020-21 school year, increasing the total to more than $25.5 billion. The funding is coming from the Grants for Student Needs program and represents the largest investment in public education in Ontario’s history. As a result, Ontario’s average per-pupil funding amount has reached $12,525, which is an increase of $250 over the previous year. The funding will go to areas including special education, mental health and well-being, and Indigenous education.