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Education Development Charges

​​​​Purpose of Education Development Charges

Education Development Charges are used to fund the acquisition of school sites, and site related costs to accommodate growth-related pupil places.

Education Development Charges are collected by local municipalities on behalf of the Board.  There are residential and non-residential education development charge rates on development of all lands within the City of Windsor and the County of Essex and the Township of Pelee, unless otherwise stated in the by-law.  Education Development Charges are payable at the time of the building permit issuance. 

The effective implementation date of the current Education Development Charge By-laws is May 11, 2019.  The By-law has a term of five (5) years.​

Education Development Charges for City of Windsor for May 2014 to May 2019.pdf

Education Development Charges for the County of Essex and the Township of Pelee for May 2014 to May 2019.pdf

Education Development Charges Pamphlet (May 2014).pdf

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2019 Education Development Charges Review

In late 2018, the Board commenced with a review of the Education Development Charges, retaining Watson and Associates Economists Ltd.  The review process is expected to be finalized by May 2019 since the current existing by-laws expire on May 11, 2019.

As part of the review process, the Board will be holding several meetings to inform and collect input from stakeholders and the public at large.

At the December 11, 2018 Board Meeting, Watson provided the following presentation to the Board of Trustees:

​EDC Review Presentation.pdf​

The Board will hold 2 public meetings on Education Development Charges at the Board Meeting of April 2, 2019.  Please find attached, the Notice of the Public Meetings, which was issued on March 13, 2019, being 20 days prior to first public meeting;

​Notice of Public Meetings.pdf

As contained in the Notice above, the Education Development Charge Policy Report, Education Development Charge Background Study and proposed By-laws, have been released to the public and circulated in accordance with the Education Act, on March 18, 2019, being 15 days before the first public meeting (required at least 14 days prior to the first public meeting).   Please find attached the following:

2019 Education Development Charges Policy Review Report.pdf

2019 Education Development Charges Background Study.pdf

Proposed 2019 EDC By-law - City of Windsor - Draft for Public Consultation.pdf

Proposed 2019 EDC By-law - County of Essex and Township of Pelee - Draft for Public Consultation.pdf

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INTERIM CHANGES TO EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CHARGES BY THE GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO, AS OF MARCH 29, 2019:

Please be advised that as of Friday, March 29, 2019 the Government of the Province of Ontario, has made interim changes to Education Development Charges.  The provincial government made amendments to Ontario Regulation 20/98 (Education Development Charges – General) and Ontario Regulation 193/10 (Restricted Purpose Revenues) under the Education Act. These amendments will serve as an interim measure and provide school boards with the ability to propose modest Education Development Charge rate increases while the provincial government continues to review the Education Development Charges policy framework.

As for amendment to Ontario Regulation 20/98, it will lift the current cap on Education Development Charges rates and replace it with restricted rate increases of:

  • A maximum yearly increase of the greater of 5% or $300 per residential unit; and
  • A maximum yearly increase of 5% for non-residential rates.

​Please note that these amendments do not restrict the ability of boards to pass bylaws for the full five-year term as set out in the Education Act. The amendments are effective as of March 29, 2019.

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APRIL 2, 2019 STATUTORY PUBLIC MEETINGS:

At the April 2, 2019 Board Meeting, the Board will be taking the following revised memorandums forward reflecting the interim changes to Education Development Charges by the provincial government, as part of the statutory public meetings presentations. 

EDC Policy Review Statutory Public Meeting Board Memo - April 2 2019.pdf

EDC Background Study and Proposed By-laws Statutory Public Meeting Board Memo - April 2 2019.pdf


COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSAL:

If any members of the public wishes to provide comments on the proposal, they can be submitted to the Board in accordance with the provisions contained within the Notice of Public Meetings, published above.  

It is contemplated a recommendation for a decision will be presented to the Board at the April 16, 2019 Meeting, to pass the Education Development Charge By-laws.  To review the Board Meeting packages, please check the webpage a few days prior to each of the meeting dates (released the Friday before the Board Meeting at 2:00 p.m.).

Once the Board makes a decision and if they enact Education Development Charge By-laws, Notice of Passing will be sent out in accordance with the Education Act and posted here.  It is noted that Education Development Charge By-laws are appealable to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.

APRIL 16, 2019 STATUTORY PUBLIC MEETINGS:

At the April 16, 2019 Board Meeting, the Board will be taking the following memorandum forward.

Proposed 2019 EDC By-laws Renewal Board Memo - April 16, 2019.pdf

Appendix 1 - First Public Meeting - Comments Matrix .pdf

Appendix 2 - Second Public Meeting - Comments Matrix.pdf

2019 EDC By-law - City of Windsor - Draft for Recommendation.pdf

2019 EDC By-law - County of Essex and Township of Pelee - Draft for Recommendation.pdf


NOTICE OF NEW EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CHARGE BY-LAW

​GREATER ESSEX COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

BY - LAW NO. 34 (April 2019 – W)

BY - LAW NO. 35 (April 2019 – E)

EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CHARGES for The City of Windsor and County of Essex and Township of Pelee

NOTICE OF THE PASSING OF EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CHARGES BY-LAWS BY THE GREATER ESSEX COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

TAKE NOTICE that the Greater Essex County District School Board passed two Education Development Charges By-laws on the 16th day of April, 2019, under Section 257.54 of the Education Act. By-law No. 34 (April 2019 – W) applies to the residential development of land in the City of Windsor and By-law No. 35 (April 2019 – E) applies to the residential development of land in the County of Essex and the Township of Pelee.

AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or organization may appeal one or both of the By-laws to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly the Ontario Municipal Board) under Section 257.65 of the Act by filing with the Secretary of the Greater Essex County District School Board on or before the 27th day of May, 2019, a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the By-law(s) and the reasons supporting the objection together with the required fee payable to the Ministry of Finance in respect of each appeal.

By-law Nos. 34 and 35 come into force on April 22, 2019.

By-law No. 34 (April 2019 – W), which applies to the residential development of land in the City of Windsor, imposes an education development charge per dwelling unit in the following amounts for the periods set out below:

          i)     April 22, 2019 to April 21, 2020 - $605.00;

          ii)    April 22, 2020 to April 21, 2021 - $905.00;

          iii)   April 22, 2021 to April 21, 2022 - $1,205.00;

          iv)   April 22, 2022 to April 21, 2024 - $1,455.00.

By-law No. 35 (April 2019 – E), which applies to the residential development of land in the County of Essex and the Township of Pelee, imposes an education development charge per dwelling unit in the following amounts for the periods set out below:

                                                i)     April 22, 2019 to April 21, 2020 - $605.00;

                                                ii)    April 22, 2020 to April 21, 2024 - $682.00.

Subject to limited exemptions, education development charges are imposed on all residential development of lands in the City of Windsor, and the County of Essex and the Township of Pelee. Accordingly, a key map showing the location of the lands subject to the By-laws is not provided as part of this notice.

Copies of the complete By-laws are available for examination in the offices of the Board located at 451 Park Street West, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 6K1, during regular office hours or on the Board's website at www.publicboard.ca

Notice of a proposed by-law amending the education development charges by-law or the passage of such an amending by-law is not required to be given to any person or organization, other than to certain clerks of municipalities or secretaries of school boards, unless the person or organization gives the secretary of the Board a written request for notice of any amendments to the education development charges by-law and has provided a return address.

Dated at the City of Windsor this 23 day of April, 2019

Erin Kelly​

EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CHARGE BY-LAWS

Education Development Charges for The City of Windsor - By-law No. 34 (April 2019 - W).pdf

Education Development Charges for the County of Essex and Township of Pelee - By-law No. 35 (April 2019 - E).pdf

EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CHARGES PAMPHLET

​GECDSB EDC Pamphlet - City of Windsor (2019).pdf

GECDSB EDC Pamphlet - County of Essex - Pelee Island (2019).pdf


ADDITIONAL  INFORMATION:

More information can be found at the websites below:

Should there be any questions or concerns on Education Development Charges, please contact:

Shelley Armstrong

Superintendent β€‹β€‹

Phone: (519) 255-3200 x10210

Email: shelley.armstrong@publicboard.ca


​Last modified: April 23, 2019