Mandate and allocations for deprived aeras
Considerable efforts are made by the schools to ensure that students in economically disadvantaged areas enjoy equal opportunity. The Comité de gestion contributes to these efforts by generating revenues from the school tax and allocating them to school service centres and school boards on the Island of Montreal.
Each year, the Comité de gestion distributes a portion of the income derived from investing the school tax proceeds and the income from the supplemental school tax billings to the school service centres and school boards on the Island of Montreal to be used for educational catch-up measures in deprived areas.
Significant amounts are distributed to the schools in accordance with the rules adopted by resolution of the members of the Comité de gestion. These rules are based on the principle of equity and are linked to the tools developed by the Comité de gestion: the School Success and Social Deprivation on the Island of Montréal 2023 map and the annual classification of primary and secondary schools according to their global school success index.
To determine the amounts to be allocated to each school, the Comité de gestion produces an annual document outlining the procedures for apportioning the budget percentages provided for under the Comité de gestion’s allocation rules. These amounts can be found in the Comité de gestion’s annual report
School Success and Social Deprivation on the Island of Montréal 2023 map
The School Success and Social Deprivation on the Island of Montreal 2023 map is a tool for understanding the urban fabric. This tenth edition of the map, produced in 2023, is based on the most recent data provided by the Minister of education and Statistics Canada.
The map is designed to measure the scope of social and economic inequality on the Island of Montreal, providing a basis for the fair distribution of allocations to schools serving children at greatest academic risk. Equal opportunity must be pursued through the targeted distribution of resources to counter risk factors, providing greater resources to those in the greatest need.
Classification of schools
Each year, the Comité de gestion produces the Classification of primary and secondary schools in the school service centres and school boards on the Island of Montreal based on the deprivation index and current year registration.
The deprivation index is calculated by taking into account the level of disadvantage of the place of residence of each student enrolled in a school.
Coordinating committee for remedial measures in deprived areas
A coordinating committee for remedial measures in deprived areas acts in an advisory capacity on all matters relating to the instrumentation developed by the Comité de gestion.