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Education In Underprivileged Areas

MANDATE AND ALLOCATIONS FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED AREAS

Each year, the Comité de gestion de la taxe scolaire de l’île de Montréal distributes funds from the income derived from investing the school tax proceeds and the income of the supplemental billings of the school tax to the school boards on the Island of Montréal for educational catch-up measures in underprivileged areas. This mandate is stipulated in article 439 of the Education Act.

For 2018-2019, the sum of $11,500,000 will be allocated and distributed in accordance with the rules adopted by resolution of the members of the Comité de gestion. These rules are based on the principles of solidarity and fairness and are linked to the management tools developed by the Comité de gestion such as the Poverty map of families with children under the age of eighteen on the Island of Montréal and the Classification des écoles primaires et classification des écoles secondaires selon leur indice de défavorisation.

The 2019-2020 allocations will be distributed to the school boards in accordance with the  Modalités de répartition en pourcentage pour 2019-2020 des allocations prévues aux règles de répartition du Comité de gestion de la taxe scolaire de l’île de Montréal and paid on January 3rd, 2018 as follows :

Commission scolaire de Montréal $ 5,270,398
Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys $ 1,962,502
Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'île $ 2,600,179
English-Montreal School Board $ 510,644
Lester B. Pearson School Board $ 156,277

2018 POVERTY MAP

The Poverty map of families with children under the age of eighteen on the Island of Montréal is a tool for understanding urban fabric produced by the Comité de gestion. This ninth edition of the poverty map was produced in 2018 and is based on the most recent data provided by the Retraite Québec and Statistics Canada.

The poverty map of the Comité de gestion de la taxe scolaire de l’île de Montréal is a tool adapted to Montréal’s reality, designed to measure the extent of social and economic inequality within its borders. Using the poverty map to distinguish between wealth and poverty, we are able to allocate school taxes and investment income as fairly as possible among schools serving the children at greatest academic risk. Equal opportunity must be promoted through the targeted distribution of resources to counter the greatest risk factors.

The overall underprivilege index is composed of four variables: family income, mother’s education, female lone-parent families, and parents’ economic activity.

The geographic concentration of underprivilege can result in a concentration of underprivileged students within certain schools. In the public system, students generally attend primary schools close to their homes; therefore, schools in underprivileged areas will have underprivileged school populations.

CLASSIFICATION OF SCHOOLS

Annually, the Comité de gestion produces the  Classification des écoles primaires et classification des écoles secondaires selon leur indice de défavorisation based on enrollment of the school year in the school boards on the Island of Montréal. Schools are classified in decreasing order of their underprivileged index.

This index of underprivileged status is assigned to each school based on the socioeconomic level of the place of residence of enrolled students. 

COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF EDUCATIONAL CATCH-UP MEASURES IN UNDERPRIVILEGED AREAS

A coordinating committee of educational catch-up measures in underprivileged areas acts in an advisory capacity on any matter affecting the instrumentation developed by the Comité de gestion.

This committee, constituted by resolution of the Rules governing the allocation of the school tax and the investment income to ensure educational catch-up measures in underprivileged areas of the school boards on the Island of Montréal, is formed of representative appointed by the Director General of each school board on the Island of Montréal and the Comité de gestion. 

PUBLICATIONS DIRECTORY

The Répertoire des publications du Comité de gestion de la taxe scolaire de l'île de Montréal lists studies, reports, teaching materials, and reference tools published by the Comité de gestion for the past several years. Those publications are grouped into different categories as of education in underprivileged areas, intercultural education, and publications of a legal nature.

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The Comité de gestion de la taxe scolaire de l’île de Montréal (CGTSIM) is a public organization governed by the Education Act. It offers technical, administrative, and financial support services to the five school boards on the Island of Montréal.

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School Tax Service
Telephone: 514 384-5034
Fax: 514 384-1988
E-Mail: school.tax@cgtsim.qc.ca

500, Crémazie Blvd East
Montréal (Québec) H2P 1E7

Telephone: 514 384-1830
Fax: 514 384-2139
E-Mail: info@cgtsim.qc.ca