The Province of Manitoba announced a class size initiative, which is being referred to as 20K3. The initiative states that by September 2017, 90% of the Kindergarten to grade 3 classrooms within a school division shall have 20 or fewer students. The remaining 10% of K to 3 classrooms within a school division will be permitted to exceed the 20 student cap, but not exceed 23 students. Combined with Winkler's continued growth, this will mean a significant number of classrooms, 19 by 2017, will need to be added throughout Garden Valley School Division. GVSD has already begun formulating a five year implementation plan for 20K3 in consultation with Manitoba Education and Public Schools Finance Board (PSFB).
K-3 Class Size Tracker:
The below K-3 class size data, on a per school basis, is at September 30, 2016.