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Education Development Charge Review

Current Education Development Charges (EDC’s)

The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School has an EDC by-law in place which relates only to the County of Simcoe portion of our jurisdiction.   The Background Study that supports this by-law was completed in 2013.

Please refer to the EDC Pamphlet and the SMCDSB EDC By-law No. 4502-13 for additional information.


Education Development Charge Review, 2018

Education Development Charges (EDCs) are a revenue source, for school boards that qualify, to purchase and develop land for new schools or expansion of existing schools.  EDCs are meant as a funding mechanism for boards that are experiencing a growth-related accommodation need in their jurisdiction. In order to renew the EDC by-laws, each board must follow certain processes and guidelines as required by provincial legislation, including the review of policies and the development of a Background Study.  The Background Study fulfills certain requirements while providing background necessary to understand the school site needs and determine the education development charge.

The passage of an EDC by-law gives school boards the authority to impose and collect EDCs for the purpose of acquiring and developing school sites.  Each by-law has a maximum term of 5 years.

The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB) and the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) are currently undertaking a joint review of our EDCs and related by-laws.   As part of the review process, a Education Development Charge Policy Review Report and an Education Development Charge Background Study have been prepared and are now available.  Also available is a Summary of the review and proposed charge.

The following public meetings have been scheduled and Notice has been provided:

Policy Review Public Meeting

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 @ 6 p.m.

SCDSB Education Centre, 1170 Highway 26, Midhurst


Successor By-law Public Meeting

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. (immediately after the first meeting)


Public Meeting in consideration of by-law passage

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 @ 6 p.m.

SMCDSB Catholic Education Centre, 46 Alliance Boulevard, Barrie


More information on these public meetings can be found in the Notice provided.