The British Columbia government is handing $25 million back to provincial school districts.
Education Minister Mike Bernier made the announcement Tuesday, saying the cash comes from administrative savings made by the districts.
Returns range from a high of $3.1 million to Surrey and $2.2 million to Vancouver, to just over $27,000 for the Stikine district in northwestern B.C.
All 60 B.C. school districts will receive some funds.
Bernier says in a news release that the money can be used for any purpose, from programs or hiring new teachers to maintaining schools impacted by falling enrolment.
Teresa Rezansoff of the BC School Trustees Association thanked the Ministry of Education for responding to the funding concerns of school districts.